Empire City Subway Company (ECS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Verizon that specializes in subsurface engineering and construction
services. Since 1891, ECS has held a franchise from the City of
New York to build and maintain a conduit and manhole infrastructure
in Manhattan and the Bronx. ECS rents this space to telecommunications
and cable television service providers.
ECS also provides a broad array of services to facilitate the installation,
maintenance and protection of underground cables in the greater
metropolitan New York City area.