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Sudbury telecommunications firm expands to North Bay

Latest move continues pattern of growth for Sunwire
Sudbury telecom firm Sunwire has announced it's expanding its internet, phone and TV subscription services to North Bay. (Supplied photo)

Sunwire is expanding its internet, phone and TV services to North Bay.

The Sudbury-based telecommunications firm announced on Jan. 12 it's extending its reach east, building on recent expansion to Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Kenora, Dryden, and other communities.

Sunwire said its goal is to cover “as much of the North as possible” in providing Northern Ontario with an array of reliable and affordable telecom options.

“Having started in Greater Sudbury, then expanding to Timmins, Elliot Lake and Temiskaming Shores, the logical next step was to ensure we covered the rest of Northern Ontario,” said Derrick Chartrand, Sunwire's director of communications, in a Jan 12 news release.

“Having recently expanded to Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, we’re now thrilled to be adding North Bay to our list of service areas.”

Launched in 2009 as a software development firm, Sunwire's first success was the SolSwitch, a corporate telecommunications platform that has since gone on to process more than 1 billion telephone calls for tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Canada.

The company then moved to high-speed internet services for business and residential clients, before adding phone and TV services to its portfolio.

Sunwire has earned accolades for its continued success.

It's been named one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies two years in a row by Canadian Business and Maclean’s, and was named Company of the Year (16-50 employees) during the Northern Ontario Business Awards in 2020.