Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CityWest sells Stewart cable service to Terrace based company

While they continue their expansion plans eastbound, CityWest it would seem is retreating from the North, with the Prince Rupert based communication company announcing the sale of its Stewart operation yesterday.

CityWest has been operating an analog TV cable service in the Northwest community ever since the City of Prince Rupert purchased the assets of Monarch cable back in 2005, an acquisition that became the foundation of the current communications company which serves a number of communities from Prince Rupert into the Bulkley Valley.

Sienna Networks, a Terrace based communication provider, which currently focuses on wireless communication services will take over the Stewart cable operations as of November 1st.

The current list of CityWest clients will be transferred over to Sienna at that time.

For CityWest CEO Chris Marett finding a buyer looking to commit to the Stewart area was an important part of their search.

“We have been looking for the right buyer for a while, and we’re happy that we’ve found a company that prides itself on being a part of the North, as well as valuing customer service to a high degree,”

Ron Chapman, Sienna's founder and the Operations Manager for the company noted that the company already has a technician in the Stewart area, who will be available to provide local support, following a path started by CityWest.

“This acquisition allows us to provide customers in Stewart with great services,” he said. “From start to finish, CityWest has been a great company to deal with, and we’re looking to continue their tradition of customer-service excellence.”

No purchase price for the Stewart assets was disclosed from the CityWest information statement.

You can review more background on the deal here.

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