City and iTel Networks partner to expand CRadvantage internet service for local businesses
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Some good news for Campbell River business owners.
The City says it’s helping local businesses to compete on an international level, after partnering with iTel Networks to expand Campbell River’s CRadvantage municipal internet service.
In addition to serving current and potential new customers on the open-access fibre optic network, iTel will now provide internet services to City facilities and subscribing businesses around town.
“Through partnerships with wholesale service providers such as iTel Networks, CRadvantage continues to expand internet service, increase market competition and reduce the cost of high-speed internet access within the Campbell River area,” says information technology manager Warren Kalyn.
The City says CRadvantage is an award-winning network that provides affordable, high-speed connectivity to support growth in the technology sector. It also helps local businesses to compete internationally.
“Technology continues to be a key economic driver for the City of Campbell River,” adds economic development officer Rose Klukas.
She says the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly identified the need for affordable access to high-speed internet services, adding that it allows businesses to remain viable in the global economy while pivoting to e-commerce platforms.
Based in Kamloops, iTel connects Canadian telecom providers to create a continent-spanning “network of networks.” This provides one point of contact for every location and helps multi-site businesses combine internet, voice, and cloud services in different regions.
For more information about CRadvantage, click here or contact the City of Campbell River’s economic development office through City Hall at (250) 286-5700.