|A new connectivity project could soon be on the horizon|
for Prince Rupert's CityWest
(photo from CityWest FB page)
CityWest's growing expertise in high speed connectivity for rural communities has found another potential customer, with the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako looking to support the Prince Rupert based telecommunication company as part of its ongoing work of connecting communities of the Northwest.
In an announcement from last week, the Regional District noted of their ambitions to provide for a faster connection for the residents of the widespread communities of the area.The RDBN is committed to providing CityWest support and assistance in any way possible to help their efforts to bring broadband connectivity to our region.
“The RDBN is thrilled to be partnering with CityWest, a municipally owned company that not only understands, but is also committed to meeting the connectivity needs of rural residents. Our shared philosophy of ‘No home left behind’ is reflective of the approach we are taking in the development of this exciting partnership. We are incredibly optimistic about the opportunities that will be created to provide our residents with reliable, affordable internet and cellular connectivity.” – Gerry Thiessen, RDBN Board Chair
For his part, CityWest CEO Stefan Woloszyn made note of the company's excitement in becoming part of the path ahead for the Bulkley Nechako region.“CityWest’s mission is to bring urban-quality Internet and amazing customer service to under-served areas around the province. We’ve heard the incredible stories of many people who live and work in the RDBN, and as a social enterprise focused on community service, we know they need better Internet in order to connect to their loved ones, to empower working from home solutions, and to take part in the digital economy. We’re happy to be working with leadership in every community within the Regional District, and we’re excited to bring the entire region better broadband services.”