Empire Wireless LLC is a long-running father-son business established in 1980. Founder Raub Smith moved to Chenango County in 1972 and bought a dairy farm with his brothers. In 1980, his interest in satellite radio communications led Raub to the satellite TV business. As technology in the field progressed, so did Raub’s business. Today, Empire Wireless continues to lead the way as an independent retailer of satellite systems in Chenango and surrounding counties.
Sherburne is a beautiful, very rural area that offers its residents an exceptionally high quality of life. The only drawback has been access to internet. Empire Wireless LLC proudly offers Viasat (formerly Exede), which brings fast internet to areas like Sherburne that were previously limited to slow service or no service at all. Viasat’s service is broadcast by the most powerful communication satellite in space. Thanks to its capabilities, residents living in under- and previously unserved areas of New York now are enjoying 12 mbps download speeds that will support video streaming without buffering, crystal clear VOIP telephone service and lightning fast page loads. Call us today to learn more about it and if it’s right for you.
Sherburne is named after a song of the same title written in 1783. Early inhabitants of the area loved the tune and sang it frequently. The town of about 4,000 is part of the Leatherstocking Region of New York, an 8-county area in the central part of the state rich in dairy farms, antique stores, family-run farms and picturesque lakeside communities. It’s names after New York state resident James Fenimore Cooper’s series of books, the Leatherstocking Tales. People flock to the region’s bed and breakfasts, country house and inns to marvel at the scenic beauty of the area, indulge in unique culinary and cultural experiences, and hike the rolling hills. Four rivers run through the area, dividing it into distinct communities each with their own rural flavor and aesthetic draw. Sherburne is known for its historic bridge and nearby waterfall, and hosting the annual Pageant of Bands.