July 28, 2022

Empire Access has been named fastest Internet Service Provider in the Northeast region of the United States for 2022 by PCMag.


The PC Mag Fastest ISPs 2022 award is presented to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the United States that offer the fastest Internet speeds to their customers.  To compare ISPs, PC Mag uses a Speed Index score.  This score measures download and upload speeds in megabits per second and averages the download and upload together to come up with the PCMag Speed Index (PSI).  This scoring system compares service providers nationwide.  Higher Speed Index scores represent faster Internet service.

This is the second consecutive year that Empire Access has been recognized as the fastest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Northeast by PCMag. Empire Access outscored all other tested ISPs in the Northeastern region of the United States, scoring a 271.6 on the PCMag Speed Index. The next fastest competitor falls behind by over 70 points on the index.

“This is a testament to our team’s focus on providing the best customer experience,” said Jim Baase, Chief Operating Officer of Empire Access, Jim Baase. “Fiber optics allows our company to provide each customer with a dedicated, non-blocking, connection for highly reliable, ultra-fast Internet service.”

Empire Access fully owns and operates its 100% fiber optic network, which allows for rapid transmission of data significantly faster than traditional ISPs. These fiber optic connections are far more reliable and not prone to bottlenecks plagued by cable and allow Empire Access customers to receive download and upload speeds up to 10x faster than competitors – perfect for streaming Netflix, gaming, and working from home. What’s more, Empire Access offers 24/7/365 customer service, so when customers call, a local representative picks up the phone!  

Read PCMag’s original article at https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-fastest-isps-of-2022

Empire Access is a fast-growing fiber optic telecommunications service provider, offering high-speed Internet, digital television, phone and security services to homes and businesses – all enabled by its 100% Fiber Optic network – to over 25 communities in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania.  Empire Access features very affordable plans priced below competitors’ offerings.

About Empire

After starting in 1896 with one telephone line in Prattsburgh, NY, Empire Access has grown significantly as a locally based communications provider serving large areas of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Empire Access 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. In 2017, 2018 and 2021, Empire Access was awarded Best Internet Service Provider in the Southern Tier region of New York. Now Empire Access has been honored as the fastest Internet Service Provider in the Northeastern United States for 2 consecutive years!