Empire Access to acquire Axcess Ontario fiber ring

Empire Access, telecommunications service provider in the Finger Lakes region, has reached an agreement to acquire the Axcess Ontario fiber ring. The Axcess Ontario fiber ring is a 200-plus-mile open-access fiber optic network in Ontario County. The fiber ring offers telecommunications carriers access to a countywide fiber optic network with the ultimate goal of improving telecommunications services in Ontario County.

“By combining our networks, we can offer fiber services to substantially more homes and businesses within Ontario County.” said Jim Baase, COO of Empire Access. “We’re eager to continue expansion of the Axcess Ontario fiber ring and increase fiber optic service availability within the county.”

“Empire Access is a natural fit. They’re a fast-growing local company with a proven track record of successfully using open-access networks to provide high-quality services to residential and business customers,” said Sean Barry, CEO of Axcess Ontario.

Since 2005, Axcess Ontario has built and maintained an open-access fiber optic network infrastructure within Ontario County. Axcess Ontario was established by Ontario County local law as a local development corporation with headquarters in Canandaigua. The open-access network provides advanced connectivity for telecommunications carriers and business-to-business companies.

“As a family-owned and operated company, we share in Axcess Ontario’s original goal of serving the public through deployment of cutting-edge communications technologies,” said Baase.

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