Monday, June 27, 2016

CityWest expands internet and phone services to Metlakatla

Don Holkestad CEO or CityWest and
Metlakatla Councillor Robert Nelson celebrate
the introduction of CityWest services to
the community
Prince Rupert's city owned communications company CityWest is gazing to the west for its next expansion of service offerings, with an announcement of the introduction of its fibre-to-the-home technology to the community of Metlakatla.

CityWest working in partnership with the All Nations Trust Company and its "Pathways to Technology initiative" introduced the service on June 15th, a full overview of the announcement can be found here.

The pathways to Technology initiative is a project designed to deliver affordable and reliable high-speed internet services to all 203 First Nations in the province, CityWest is among a number of internet providers to be participating in the program.

Harold Leighton, Chief Councillor of Metlakatla outlined the benefits that his community hopes to find from the new service from CityWest.

"We're happy to have CityWest here to give our members access to a great internet experience, it will allow our community to grow in the years to come"

The addition of Metlakatla makes for another entry for a growing list of other Northwest communities to take advantage of the company's internet options.  Over the last year, CityWest has expanded its internet footprint to include the communities of Gitanmaax, Kispiox and Smithers.

More items related to CityWest and its efforts on the North Coast and further inland can be found on our archive page.

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