SOURCE: WireIE

WireIE

October 30, 2014 10:04 ET

WireIE Shortlisted for Capacity's Global Carrier Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - WireIE, a licensed wholesale carrier specialized in the development of Carrier Ethernet networks to Canada's underserved markets, has made the shortlist for the 2014 Capacity Global Carrier Award program's Special Recognition for Corporate Social Responsibility. Capacity received a record-breaking 160 submissions, and with the help of 20 judges selected WireIE as a finalist for this award.

Added in 2014, the Special Recognition for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category provides recognition for the work that wholesale telecommunications carriers undertake in the realm of sustainable business practices and corporate citizenship. To apply, companies were challenged to outline specific programs and outreach initiatives that they undertake, and ways they contribute to improving communities.

WireIE's submission outlined its extensive and ongoing work both within Canada and internationally. Highlights from the company's submission include its dedicated support of education by providing computers for students in several Caribbean countries and delivering high-speed Internet, laptops and videoconferencing technology to Canadian schools in underserved areas. WireIE also highlighted its ongoing commitment to healthcare by sponsoring flights for patients from underserved regions to access state-of-the-art care in metropolitan areas.

"At WireIE, we are dedicated to unleashing the potential of underserved areas," explains Rob Barlow, President & CEO of WireIE. "Our company has been recognized for our carrier efforts and success, and we are honored to now be recognized for our hands-on approach to giving. WireIE takes Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, always accounting for it in our annual financial plans. It is also proudly reflected in our company culture. We look forward to bettering our community for years to come."

To learn more about WireIE and its dedication to corporate responsibility, visit http://www.wireie.com/corporate-responsibility/.

For more information on Capacity's Global Carrier Awards program, visit http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Global-Carrier-Awards.html.

About WireIE
WireIE is a licensed wholesale carrier, specialized in the deployment of Carrier Ethernet networks to Canada's underserved markets. WireIE's proven network performance, backed by industry-leading SLAs, has established the carrier as the provider of choice for mission-critical rural and remote network requirements, across all industry verticals including Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities, Healthcare, Financial, Retail and Public Sector. Unleash the potential with WireIE -- visit www.wireie.com and follow us on Twitter @WireIE.

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