Friday, March 20, 2015

CityWest shares plans for Internet improvements in the Smithers area

Improved Internet opportunities for the Bulkley Valley was the topic, as  a Smithers Chamber of Commerce luncheon crowd welcomed CityWest CEO Don Holkestad to their gathering on Thursday.

During the course of his luncheon address, Holkestad  outlined the CityWest plan ahead and explained how the introduction of fibre optic technology will create a much faster and reliable Internet experience for the company's customers in the Smithers area.

An enhancement that he stressed would be very beneficial not only to home users, but to businesses in the community as well.

The expansion to bring faster access to Internet services, could make for a valuable selling point for Economic development in the Bulkley Valley community.

The introduction of  the Fibre to home technology to Smithers is something that CityWest has been working on over the last year, first making mention of the prospect one year ago, when the CityWest CEO wrote this letter to Smithers Business owners.

CityWest hopes to have the fibre optic cables in place and the service up and running by the end of this year. In addition to the well received technology announcement, CityWest also outlined their plans to move into new offices in Smithers on April 7th.

It's the latest move in expanding the footprint of the Prince Rupert based communication company in the Northwest.

A program that CityWest, which is owned by the City of Prince Rupert, launched a number of years ago, taking their brand and offering communication and entertainment services to many other communities of the region.

CFTK TV 7 covered the CityWest speech to the Smithers Chamber, you can review their report below.

For more items related to developments with CityWest see our archive page here.

No comments:

Post a Comment