Switch Provides Emergency Communications During Fort McMurray Wildfire Crisis

Switch receives satellite segment donated by Intelsat for internet and voice services

Switch is a tier-1 telecommunications provider operating out of Edmonton, Alberta, that specializes in rapid-response, turnkey remote communications services to businesses and individuals in Canada. During the wildfire crisis in the Fort McMurray region, Switch will be mobilizing its fleet of emergency communications trailers to be deployed to the affected area in order to provide critical telecommunications to organizations or individuals in need.

Switch will be providing emergency satellite communications with help from its technology partner, Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of satellite services, who are donating satellite segment to help during the crisis.

In addition to fully-mobile internet capabilities, Switch will be providing emergency phone services via satellite to help maintain voice communications in an environment where terrestrial telephony is severely taxed or overwhelmed.

As an Alberta-based company with many customers in the Fort McMurray region, Switch is proud to lend assistance in this time of need.

For more information about Switch and its response to the Fort McMurray crisis, please call Aaron Hokanson at 780 628 3800 ext. 119 or email aaron.hokanson@switch.ca


About Switch

Switch is a leading provider of turnkey, remote telecommunications services in Western Canada and also services the global satellite internet market with a focus on North America and the far north of Canada. With a vast offering of enterprise-grade, turnkey services, including satellite internet, microwave backhaul, M2M data services, DSL, fiber, IPTV, CATV, digital signage, video surveillance, VoIP service, SIP trunking, emergency lines, payphones, hosted and on-site IP-PBX and more, Switch can take care of virtually every telecommunications requirement in both remote and urban environments. Now more than ever, “It’s Time to Switch.” For more information, visit www.switch.ca

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) is the world’s leading provider of  satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and broadband services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access, with Intelsat, envision your future network, connect using our leading satellite technology and transform your opportunities. Envision…Connect…Transform…with Intelsat. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com

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