It’s launch day in Kitchener-Waterloo. Our network and store rollout teams have been literally building towards this day for some time, and our whole organization is excited to bring K-W residents their first real alternative to the incumbent telco oligopoly in more than a decade.
It’s our sixth WIND Zone (see initial coverage here) and we’re going to keep building it out, with sites planned for Cambridge and Guelph in the coming weeks. And our network isn’t just getting bigger – it’s also getting better as we start rolling out network upgrades to 4G data speeds (HSPA+ or up to 21.1 Mbps). We’re aggressively expanding and enhancing for the long haul – our new KW WIND Zone is the latest step in delivering on our commitment to Canadians to bring wireless change by offering excellent, innovative service at affordable prices. We cut the ribbon this morning at the Fairview Park Mall location in Kitchener, and doors will be opening soon at the Shops at Waterloo, Stanley Park and Highland & Westmount.
For our launch in Kitchener-Waterloo, we’re also introducing ourselves to the community by helping to facilitate more positive change through the WINDthanks KW grant to Mosaic Counseling & Family Services’ Mobile Education Program at Pathways to Education. Pathways has made a major impact on the KW community, helping hundreds of kids and bringing us closer to being a “graduation nation”, and their efforts on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook made a major impression on us here at WIND.
We want to truly thank everyone who contributed a suggestion or chimed in to support a cause. With more than 50 community improvement causes suggested and more than 1,000 people voicing support for their favourite community projects, to say it was hard to make a decision would be a major understatement. We have so much respect for the worthy causes suggested and look forward to following their efforts in the future. We encourage everyone in our online community, and particularly people in the KW area, to check out some of the organizations which were suggested for the grant: you can see them here.