Nokia and Empire Access, recognized as the fastest internet service provider (ISP) in the US for 2021, would bring ultra-broadband services to the Greater Binghamton area in the Southern Tier region of New York.

Bob VanDelinder, director of marketing at Empire Access said, “As a family-owned, locally-based service provider, we are passionate about connecting the people who live, learn and work in the communities that we serve. We are extending our partnership with Nokia to bring the absolute best performance in internet connectivity and communications technology to our customers as we expand service to new areas in Southern New York. Nokia is our trusted partner and it has delivered a solid platform with reliability for us to grow our business around.”

Empire Access extends its partnership with Nokia to expand its fiber network and deliver the highest speeds (10GB/s) and lowest latencies to residential, business, government, and university customers. Over 10,000 new subscribers will have access as part of the deal.

Sandy Motley, president, Fixed Networks at Nokia, said, “The global pandemic has highlighted the need for gigabit connectivity by consumers and businesses alike that live and work in every corner of the U.S. We are partnering with Empire Access to ensure that everyone in the Southern region of New York has access to the fastest internet available today so they can continue to thrive in today’s connected world.”

Nokia is enabling Empire Access to upgrade its network from GPON to XGS-PON technology to deliver ultra-quick broadband speeds along with built-in reliability needed by people to easily work, learn, and play online from home. As a whole, Empire Access is modernizing its network to deliver new services to its customers including broadband internet, phone, security, business-class ethernet, and metro-ethernet.

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