About Us

Axcess Ontario is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established by Ontario County Local Law as a Local Development Corporation with headquarters at 70 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424. The corporation was established on October 25, 2005, to build, maintain and lease fiber-optic cable. The corporation is managed by a board of directors (12 individuals) and has no employees. All work is accomplished with contracts, including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Legal Counsel, Construction, and Design and Engineering. The corporation is certified by the New York State Public Service Commission as a “Common Carrier” (i.e., phone company) and is New York State Sales and Use Tax-exempt. The corporation has completed an independent audit of all financial transactions each year since 2007.


In October of 2016, an agreement was reached to sell Axcess Ontario's fiber optic network assets to Empire Access, a local telecommunications provider.  Empire Access is now managing all operational aspects of the Axcess Ontario network.  More information about Empire Access can be found on their website @ http://www.empireaccess.com 


Axcess Ontario is a is a not-for-profit development corporation created to develop and manage an open-access fiber-optic backbone initially in Ontario County.

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