CityWest announced Monday, purchase of Evolve Communications, a wireless internet service provider based in Vanderhoof.
In a Dec. 7 news release, Stefan Woloszyn, CEO of CityWest said,”We are very pleased to announce the purchase of Evolve Communications. The team at Evolve has the same attitude towards providing customers with the best possible experience at all times and they bring amazing synergies to our business platform.”
Evolve Communications has been in business in Vanderhoof for the past eight years. Ryan Ray, owner, is an entrepreneur who grew up in Vanderhoof. Evolve Communications has a coverage area including Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and surrounding rural areas. Including the owner, three other people work at the Evolve Communications office.
“We’re very happy about this deal because CityWest has the unique opportunity to bring Internet services to remote communities on a wide scale,” said Ray.
“And, like us, they know how important it is for a local company to get good services to remote communities, which no one else can provide.”
Ray is joining the CityWest senior management team as Director of Wireless Services, and Evolve Communications will run as a subsidiary of the CityWest parent company.
“The ownership has changed, but the same principals of excellence in customer service will continue,” Ray said, adding, “Our customers will see great improvements in their services, thanks to this deal with CityWest.”