Empire Access to continue FTTP expansion with deployment in Carbondale, PA

March 27, 2023
The Carbondale initiative follows Pennsylvania FTTP deployment announcements for Williamsport and Scranton since last November.

Empire Access says it will continue its footprint expansion initiative with a deployment of fiber to the premises (FTTP) in Carbondale, PA. The Northeastern U.S. fiber internet provider expects to complete the FTTP roll out by this fall.

The Carbondale initiative follows Pennsylvania FTTP deployment announcements for Williamsport and Scranton since last November. “We’re really excited to be covering more ground in Pennsylvania,” said Empire Access CEO Jim Baase. “Having a resource for communication services is crucial and we recognize the need for a reliable internet connection in Carbondale. Unlike our competitors, our local team members and facilities provide us a unique opportunity to become active members in the community. Carbondale is a landmark in history, and we look forward to being a part of that story.”

Once completed, Empire Access will use the FTTP infrastructure to offer gigabit broadband, TV, voice, and security services to residents and businesses. The business offerings also include enterprise WiFi, fire walls, business email, audio and video conferencing, dark fiber, and metro Ethernet.

Empire Access also recently revealed plans to deploy FTTP in Cortland, NY. The company has aggressively pursued expansion since its Antin Infrastructure Partners purchased a majority share in the company at the beginning of the year (see “Antin Infrastructure Partners completes purchase of FTTH broadband providers Empire Access and North Penn”).

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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