April 22, 2020

(Prattsburgh, NY) – Empire Access is partnering with Prattsburgh Central School District to provide free outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots.

The hotspots will allow students with limited Internet access at home to continue their education through online learning while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We feel it’s an essential service for families with students without access to Internet at home.  By offering free Wi-Fi service, it allows students to continue their education while away from school during this difficult time in our Country,” said Jim Baase, COO of Empire Access.

“The Prattsburgh Central School Board of Education, entire school and community appreciate the generosity of Empire Access during this unprecedented time. The two donated outdoor access points used to flood our parking lots with free Wi-Fi will remove a huge barrier for families who have connectivity issues,” said Kory Bay, Superintendent and Business Administrator of Prattsburgh Central School. “Empire consistently supports our school and we truly appreciate it.”

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The Prattsburgh Central School outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots are now active and can be accessed from the front parking lot of the school. Families and students can contact the school’s technology department at 607-522-3795 extension 9 for more information regarding this free service.

Empire Access is also offering two months of free Internet service to families with students who do not currently have Internet at home.  There are no contracts required for this service, and installation is free. For more information or to sign up for this free Internet service, families can call 844-502-7089.

Empire Access is part of a locally/family-owned and operated company; rooted from a telephone company founded in 1896. The organization has long been recognized for their knowledgeable, reliable and responsive service. Live customer support is available 24/7/365.


About Empire Access

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, Elmira Heights, Geneseo, Geneva, Hammondsport, Hornell, LeRoy, Montour Falls, Mount Morris, Naples, North Hornell, Odessa, Prattsburgh, Penn Yan, Victor, Warsaw, Watkins Glen, and Waverly in New York and Sayre, Athens, South Waverly and Troy in Pennsylvania. The company’s Website can be found atwww.empireaccess.com.