October 17, 2017  

(Prattsburgh, NY) – Empire Access has been named Best Internet Service Provider in the 2017 Best of the Best Southern Tier Readers’ Choice Awards. The Best of the Best is a premier awards program, recognizing industry leading businesses in the Southern Tier region of New York State.

Through the Best of the Best Southern Tier Readers’ Choice Awards competition presented by Gatehouse Media, community members vote on their favorite in over 100 categories including Best Real Estate Company, Best Fine Dining, Best New Car Dealer and Best Internet Service Provider. One winner is then awarded from each category.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen as Best Internet Service Provider in the Southern Tier. This is a tremendous honor for our company,” stated Bob VanDelinder, Director of Marketing of Empire Access.


Empire Access is a locally owned and operated fast-growing fiber optic telecommunications service provider, offering high-speed Internet, digital television, phone and security services to homes and businesses – all enabled by Fiber Optic technology – to over 25 communities in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Empire fiber optic residential Internet speeds start at 100 Mbps (Megabits per second) download and go up to a lightning fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) download. Fiber Optics are far more reliable and not prone to slow downs due to issues caused by weather, congestion, and number of users online, as each customer has their own dedicated connection.

“By leveraging the speed and reliability of our state-of-the-art fiber optic network, we’re able to offer residents and businesses the fastest, most reliable Internet in the region,” said Jim Baase, COO of Empire Access.

Along with Fiber Optic-based Internet service, Empire offers a complete array of communications and security services –

  • Television – delivering 100% digital picture quality, over 250 channels, Free HD channels, Whole Home DVR capabilities and additional features through a variety of plan choices
  • Home and business phone service – including various plans with business options including toll-free numbers, hosted phone service, voice mail and others
  • Security and home automation – such as 24/7 video monitoring and in-home or business-based automation, the ability to remotely manage security, lock and unlock doors, control appliances, adjust heating/cooling and more from a smartphone, tablet, or computer

For more information or to speak with an Empire Access Fiber Optic expert, please call 800-338-3300 or visit www.empireaccess.com.


Visit  http://www.empireaccess.com/residential/high-speed-internet


About Empire Access

After starting in 1896 with one telephone line in Prattsburgh, NY, Empire Access has grown significantly as a family‐owned, locally based communications provider serving large areas of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Today’s Empire offers a wide range of products and services from basic phone service to customized phone solutions, scalable high‐speed Fiber Optic Internet, basic to enhanced digital TV service and advanced security solutions. Responding to a variety of business and consumer needs, Empire continues to expand into new areas while retaining a strong focus on local, personalized customer service. Empire Access offers Fiber Optic service in Arkport, Batavia, Bath, Big Flats, Burdett, Canandaigua, Canisteo, Corning, Dansville, Elmira, Geneva, Hammondsport, Hornell, LeRoy, Montour Falls, Naples, North Hornell, Odessa, Prattsburgh, Penn Yan, Warsaw, Watkins Glen, and Waverly in New York and Sayre, Athens, South Waverly and Troy in Pennsylvania. The company’s Website can be found at www.empireaccess.com.