Canadian network operator leveraging alternative energy to enhance service assurance
For over a decade, WireIE’s CEO Rob Barlow has been working to alleviate the many socio-economic disadvantages that underserved communities without broadband connections in Canada face. Similarly, David Isaac, the founder of W Dusk Energy Group, has been focused on bringing reliable, sustainable energy solutions to the country’s remote Indigenous communities. Now, the two companies are combining their efforts in a first-of-its-kind partnership to mesh renewable energy with the installation of high-speed broadband networks in underserved markets across Canada.
“For over 10 years, WireIE has been connecting Canada’s underserved markets with high-quality, robust, secure networks. By partnering with W Dusk Group, we are ensuring that we can deliver green broadband, increased uptime and enhanced service assurance to our partners in underserved areas. We are proud to be leaders in meeting Canadians’ demands for renewably-powered digital infrastructure.” – Rob Barlow, CEO of WireIE
“Our core passion is providing our underserved partners with the energy solutions and connectivity they need to take full advantage of our digital age. As a Canadian Indigenous-owned firm, we employ local community resources wherever possible to undertake the last-mile management, planning and technology integration services needed for our clients to enjoy broadband access in a sustainable way.” – David Isaac, CEO of W Dusk Energy Group
This announcement comes during a time of significant investment by the federal government in bringing high-speed broadband to the underserved population. Over a year ago, the federal government adjusted its policy to consider broadband as an essential telecommunications service and not a luxury. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains has even said: “Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury; it’s essential. High-speed Internet service is a basic tool that all Canadians should have access to, regardless of where they live.” By working together, WireIE and W Dusk Energy Group will provide underserved communities with a reliable and sustainable way of powering the connectivity they need for growth and economic development.
The two companies are already planning to connect five Indigenous communities in Southwestern Ontario with solar-powered networks that lower the chance of unplanned downtime, reducing dependence on older diesel generators. As demand for digital infrastructure and renewable energy rises, this type of partnership demonstrates strong potential for other applications with enterprises and government services in underserved regions. In short, WireIE and W Dusk Energy Group are set to play a wider role in positively transforming the Canadian telecommunications landscape.
To learn more about WireIE, visit their website at www.wireie.com.