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NEWS RELEASE · 21st September 2010
CityWest Cable and Telephone Corp. and School District 52 today announced the activation of a private gigabit network that CityWest built for School District 52. The network, will serve as a pilot project for other organizations for a service that CityWest is calling its Northwest Gigabit Network.

“At CityWest we believe that technology has the power to create positive social and economic change in our community.” said Rob Brown CEO of CityWest Cable and Telephone Corp. “By bringing technology into our schools and into the lives of our students we're investing in the future of Prince Rupert.”

“High speed interconnects between Schools and Support Offices has been something envisioned for several years” says Tim Dressel Director of Information Technology at School District 52. “The educational leadership shown by Citywest and the School District Trustees in making this key infrastructure component a reality in Prince Rupert has made us a classroom technology leader the Province of BC. The Northwest Gigabit Network as well as Citywest’s other networks are the key to enabling us to deliver leading edge technology at lowest cost while providing teachers timely and efficient support both in the classroom, and at home.”

“We feel that the Northwest Gigabit Network could be a service that would benefit a number of organizations in the Northwest. But it’s so important to have a forward- thinking customer like SD52 to take the first step with us,” said Chad Cunningham Marketing Manager of CityWest Cable and Telephone Corp.