About Us  •  Blog  •  Contact Us  •  Chat  •  Webmail
 
Your location:
Home / About Us / News Archive

Archived - In The News


Execulink is offering up some free family fun for the PD Day on Friday

Nov 17, 2016 - Execulink is offering a free movie on Friday as a thank you to their customers. They are inviting families to the Gallery Cinemas in Woodstock at 10 am for a free screening of the movie Trolls. Marketing and Public Relations Manager Karen Chalmers tells Heart FM why they are hosting this event.

Read the article from Heart FM


Internet plan in the works

July 19, 2016 - Residents in Norfolk County's west end came one step closer to getting better Internet service after council agreed to talks on a private-public partnership to build a fibre-optic backbone in their area.

Read the article from Simcoe Reformer


As population ages, Norfolk looks to the future.

April 27, 2016 - In his annual State-of-the-County presentation on Wednesday, Norfolk Mayor Charlie Luke said high-speed Internet is a top-of-mind issue with Norfolk residents. This is especially so in rural areas where reliability is a concern.

Read the article from Simcoe Reformer


CRTC Rules for 'skinny basic' programming take effect March 1

February 29, 2016 - Many viewers in Norfolk County will not notice an immediate difference. Change, however, is in the works according to local cable providers.

Read the article from Delhi News Record


Secondary School Technology Awareness Campaign

January 2016 - As part of London Tech Week, high schools across the London region participate in the Secondary School Technology Awareness Campaign. Karen Chalmers, Execulink Telecom's Marketing and Public Relations Manager, is pleased to be a speaker for this event.

Read the article from TechAlliance 


Oxford County Hosts Leadership Forum

January 15, 2016 - Oxford County staff and local municipal partners sat down Thursday with a panel of local community leaders and municipal sector representatives to talk about leadership.

Read the articles in the Woodstock Sentinel ReviewHeart FM and Ingersoll Times.


Rotary's PolioPlus Campaign Receives Execulink's Annual Holiday Donation

December 17, 2015 - Execulink Telecom handed over their annual holiday donation to Rotary International's PolioPlus campaign, the goal of which is to immunize the world's children against Polio.

Click here to read the article from The Standard Guide Advocate on December 17, 2015 and click here to read the article in snapd


Congratulations Jean Murray

December 10, 2015 - Last Friday, December 4th, Jean Murray celebrated her 31-year plus 1-day career, with her colleagues and friends at Execulink in Thedford. Jean was quite overwhelmed during the surprise event, having been adamant that she didn't want a big fuss made over her retirement. Jean has been involved in payroll since becoming part of the team, and has enjoyed a front row seat during the evolution of the company. 

Click here to read the article from The Standard Guide Advocate on December 10, 2015


GDHS Robotics

December 3, 2015 - The Glencoe District High School Robotics Club won silver at the Oxford Robotics Competition last week.

Click here to read the article from The Gazette Transcript on December 3, 2015


Competition for "last mile" Internet service heats up

July 30, 2015 - Two separate proposals to bring high-speed Internet service to under served rural areas over the next several years are vying for the public's attention, with Lambton County Council trying to sift through the details to decide how all of its residents may best be served.  

Click here to read the article from The Forest Standard on July 30, 2015


Improved high-speed Internet coming to over 11,000 households in southwestern Ontario

July 23, 2015 - Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament for Lambton–Kent–Middlesex, today announced that the Harper Government will provide TekSavvy and Execulink Telecom with a total of $3.15 million to connect over 11,000 homes in southwestern Ontario to faster Internet services. This investment will benefit 30 communities in southwestern Ontario. 

Click here to read the article from the Government of Canada website on July 23, 2015


Federal grant program to bring high-speed internet access to Central Elgin, Dutton/Dunwich and West Elgin

July 8, 2015 - Approximately 520 households in Dutton/Dunwich and West Elgin which don't have access to high-speed Internet will get the chance to sign up in the next few years thanks to a federal grant program. 

Click here to read the article from the St. Thomas Times Journal on July 8, 2015


Execulink Employee Places 2nd in 60-Second Pitch Competition

June 26, 2015 - The 2015 60-Second Pitch Competition has concluded, and was a stunning success. After an incredible array of pitches and pitchers from all over Southwestern Ontario, judges deliberated to decide who would be taking home over $47,000 in business acceleration prizes and resources. 

Click here to read the article from Tech Alliance on June 26th, 2015


Winners announced for the 2015 Canadian Telecom Employer of Choice

June 23, 2015 - CCEOC Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Canadian Telecom Employer of Choice (CTEOC) Award.

The "Canadian Telecom Employer of Choice" recognition award is a national program dedicated to identifying, recognizing and promoting the best employers in Canada’s telecommunications industry

Click here to read the article from PR Web on June 23rd, 2015


CRTC launches project that will measure the speed of Internet from Canadian Providers

May 25, 2015 - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has joined with a U.K company, SamKnows, that measures broadband speed to launch a country-wide data collection project, called 'Measuring Broadband Canada'.

Click here to read the article from the Woodstock Sentinel Review on May 25th, 2015


Higher surfing speeds as fibre optic cabling expanding

May 20, 2015 - Fibre optic networks are a growing trend in the technology world; with the newest recipients of this technology being the residents of Melrose. 

Click here to read the article from the Middlesex Banner on May 20th, 2015


Execulink shortlisted for community award

May 7, 2015 - Execulink Telecom has been nominated for a national award by the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance. The company is on the shortlist for excellence in the Community Building/Public Service category for Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards 

Click here to read the article from the Standard on May 7th, 2015


Execulink up for Industry Award

May 7, 2015 - Execulink Telecom has been nominated for an industry award celebrating its annual fundraising contributions to the community.

The company is among several on the short list of nominees for Tuned-In Canada awards presented by the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance, an association that represents more than 100 local providers across Canada. 

Read the full article from the Norwich Gazette


Tuned-in_Canada.jpg

Cross-Canada shortlist announced for Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards

April 10, 2015 - Nationwide online voting is now open for Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards. Canadians can check out the nominees and vote at http://www.tunedincanada.com/vote/ or http://www.lecanadabranche.com/voter until May 22nd at midnight (AST).

Click here to read the article from News Wire. 
 



Execulink Family Day at the Movies

Feb 26, 2015 - From darkest Peru to Forest, Paddington Bear visited the Kineto Theare on Family Day, February 16th, with the free family movie sponsored by Execulink Telecom for the fourth year in a row. Free pop and popcorn were provided for the 150 attendees and several draws were help for T-shirts and other prizes.

Click here to read the article from the Forest Standard on February 26th, 2015


 

United Way Oxford announces record-breaking campaign total of $1,175,236 at Woodstock event

Feb 26, 2015 - The United Way Oxford revealed Thursday evening at its annual campaign celebration that the 50th campaign has not only broken the record for dollars raised but exceeded that goal by $50,000.

The evening was also a chance for the United Way to honour businesses, groups and individuals in Oxford that made their spectacular 50th anniversary campaign a success.

The 10 spirit awards lauded the fundraising efforts of many organizations, including Toyota, GM CAMI Assembly, Western General, Oxford County, Zorra Township, Execulink Telecom, Heart FM, Western General, Holy Family Catholic French Immersion School, Fanshawe College and Farm Credit Canada.

Read the full article from the Woodstock Sentinel Review


Execulink donates to Small World

Jan 22, 2015 - Bill Reid, on behalf of Execulink Telecom in Thedford, donated $200 recently to Small World Nursery School. The generously donated funds will be put towards the school's annual spring field trip in March.

Click here to read the article from the Forest Standard on January 22nd, 2015


High speed Internet for all questioned at Middlesex County Council

Jan 22, 2015 - Should access to high speed Internet be a required service? Middlesex County Councillors are looking at this question right now and a decision will be made in the next couple of weeks whether to spend hard earned tax dollars on a system that will reach almost everyone, hopefully, in Middlesex County.

Click here to read the article from the Parkhill Gazette on January 22nd, 2015


United Way Oxford get a boost toward their campaign goal

Dec 16, 2014 - The United Way Oxford received two very generous donations recently. Western General presented the United Way with a cheque for $10,800 from the annual campaign.  United Way Campaign Manager, Shelley Lachapelle said "this dynamic team had 100% participation" this year.

And the team at Execulink Telecom handed over their annual holiday donation to the United Way last week.

Read the full article from Heart FM


Rural Internet providers facing changes in licensing

Oct 30, 2014 - The allocation of electromagnetic frequencies doesn't seem like an issue that would really concern the average person, but a recent consulataion report released by Industry Canada could have an impact right here in North Middlesex.

Click here to read the article from the Parkhill Gazette on October 30th, 2014


Woodstock Chamber of Commerce announces Business awards of Excellence Finalists

Oct 23, 2014 - The finalists for community involvement award, which is presented to an individual demonstrating outstanding commitment and involvement in his or her community, are Eden Bella Boutique, Execulink Telecom and RBC Dominion Securities.

Read the full article from the Woodstock Sentinel Review or Norwich Gazette


Execulink unleashes 1 Gbps speeds in Delhi

Oct 7, 2014 - Execulink Telecom marked the opening of its new office in Delhi by launching its 1 Gbps Internet service over its fibre optic network, offering the community Internet speeds more than 65 times faster than what was previously available.

Read the full article from Cartt


GCI set to launch 1 Gbps service in Fairbanks; Execulink Telecom targets Delhi, Ontario

Oct 6, 2014 - Alaskan telecom provider GCI plans to offer 1 Gbps Internet to Fairbanks customers by 2016, making Fairbanks the third community in Alaska where GCI has promised to deliver faster Internet speeds. GCI previously announced plans for 1 Gbps service in Juneau and Anchorage.

Across the border, meanwhile, Execulink Telecom announced its intention to deliver 1 Gbps service to the town of Delhi, Ontario.

Read the full article from FierceTelecom


CCSA: Execulink wins member of the year

Sept 25, 2014 - The member of the year award went to Execulink Telecom for its work on behalf of members and Ian Stevens (right) was on hand to accept that prize.

Read the full article from Cartt


Execulink Telecom keeps community focus

Aug 27, 2014 - Despite growing to 130 employees and consolidating operations to a Woodstock headquarters, Execulink Telecom remains focused on providing small communities with the best possible service.

Read the full article from the Norwich Progress 2014


Execulink Expands

Aug 18, 2014 - Execulink is expanding their fibre-optic network to Delhi. Their future-proof technology, Fibre to the Home will give residents in the town state-of-the-art High Speed Internet, Voice and Television services.

Read the full article from HeartFM


Execulink Moves Into Delhi

Aug 15, 2014 - Pretty soon Delhi and the surrounding area will have the fastest internet in Norfolk County.

Read the full article from MyFM


Execulink's fibre-optic investment

Aug 14, 2014 - Execulink has installed 25 kilometres of fibre-optic trunk line linking its operations in Otterville with Delhi, Norfolk County.

Read the full article from the Norfolk County Economic Development


Execulink of Norwich invests $7M in trunk line

Aug 12, 2014 - A Norwich firm is in the process of taking telecommunications infrastructure in Delhi to the next level. Execulink has spent the better part of this summer installing a 25-kilometre fibre-optic trunk line linking its operations in Otterville with Delhi.

The next step in the $7-million project is to run fibre-optic cable up and down all streets and avenues in town. The goal is to provide nearly 2,500 homes and businesses with access to state-of-the-art cable TV, telephone and high-speed Internet services.

Read the full articles from the Delhi News Record and Simcoe Reformer


Ontario county moxie helps lure a telecom consultant

July 31, 2014 - Roberta Fox found the broadband she needs in part thanks to Oxford County’s push to bring broadband to rural areas.

Read full article in IT Canada


Small telecoms thrive against big-city competition

Read the article from the London Free Press on July 31, 2014


Execulink Telecom sponsors Norwich Legion, Rock the Park Event

Click here to read the article from the Norwich Gazette on July 2, 2014


Hunniford honoured for 40 years with Execulink

Click here to read the article from the Parkhill Gazette on May 29, 2014


Preparation and attitude key to attracting investment in Woodstock

March 20, 2014 - Click here to watch the video from CTV London


Readers of the Lake Shore Shopper have voted Execulink as #1 Internet Provider

March 20, 2014 - Click here to read the Lake Shore Shopper March 20th issue


A donation from Execulink to Red Cross & CES will promote safety for young workers

February 6, 2014 - Teaching high school students how to stay safe on the job -- that's one of the driving factors behind a donation made today to the local branch of the Canadian Red Cross.

Click here to read the full article from HeartFM.


Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards of Excellence

November 7, 2013 - Keith Stevens of Execulink Telecom received the President's Award at the Woodstock District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards of Excellence.

Click here to read the full article from the Woodstock Sentinel Review.


Woodstock's Chamber of Commerce hands out the hardware at the annual Awards of Excellence<

November 6, 2013 - The best in business were honoured in Woodstock Wednesday night. Keith Stevens accepts the Presiden's Award.

Click here to read the full article from Heart FM.


Execulink opens doors to new head office in Woodstock

October 8, 2013 - A new 20,000 sq. ft. facility has brought all of Execulink Telecom’s employees under one roof after being scattered between offices in Kitchener, London and Burgessville.

Click here to read the full article from the Woodstock Sentinel Review.


Execulink donates to Norwich Legion

June 12, 2013 - Execulink donated $1,000 to the Norwich branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for its Rock the Park event coming up July 6. Money from this year's event is going directly towards paving the legion's parking lot.

Click here to read the full article from the Norwich Gazette.


Burgessville set to host Canada Day celebration

June 12, 2013 - Execulink made a $2,000 donation to the Township of Norwich's Canada Day Committee to help fund this year's Canada Day festivities. The celebration will be held in Burgessville on Monday, July 1.

Click here to read the full article from the Norwich Gazette.


Execulink donates to Watford Canada Day Celebrations

June 12, 2013 - Execulink presents a donation to the Warwick Township Canada Day committee to pay for the movie in the park, a popular part of the Canada Day celebrations.

Click here to read the full article from the Watford Guide. 


Meet Ian Stevens, President and CEO of Execulink Telecom

February 24, 2013 - It’s not easy being the little guy standing among the giants, but Ian Stevens and Execulink Telecom are finding their own way.

In an industry where customers want their services to work all day, every day, the expectations are high.

Read the full article from the London Free Press


Execulink Telecom Launches New Mobility Service

January 8, 2013 - Execulink Telecom, one of Ontario's leading independent telephone companies, has recently launched a new mobility service.

Click here to read the press release


Lemko Provides MVNO Wireless to Canada's Execulink Telecom

January 8, 2013 - Lemko Corporation, the leader in re-engineering and development of mobile broadband for internet economics, has reached an agreement to provide Canada's Execulink Telecom with the critical solution to drive the company's core voice, SMS and MMS functions, it was announced today.

Execulink, a leading independent telephone company based in Burgessville, Ontario, is integrating Lemko's  DiMoWiNe MVNO technology into its operational architecture.

Read the full article from Mediacaster Magazine.


Execulink Office Open for Customers

October 2, 2012NORWICH - For Norwich residents who are interested in learning more about the fibre-optic internet being installed in the village, help is just around the corner.

The new Execulink Telecom temporary office on the corner of Stover Street and Main Street opened earlier than scheduled and is providing information about the new high-speed lines being installed throughout the area.

Read the full atricle from the Norwich Gazette.


Execulink to Build New Head Office in Woodstock

August 9, 2012 - Execulink Telecom have announced they will build their new Company Headquarters and state-of-the-art Data Centre in Woodstock.

"With a long history in Oxford County, Woodstock is an ideal location in relation to our customer base," said Execulink CEO Ian Stevens. 

Read the full article from Cometothecrossroads.com


Oxford County, Execulink agree to share fibre

July 11, 2012 - WOODSTOCK - County council authorizes staff to enter into a fibre sharing agreement with Execulink Telecom Inc.

The agreement provides mutual benefit to both the County of Oxford Integrated Network (COIN) and Execulink.

Read the full article from the Woodstock Sentinel Review.


Network Expansion to meet New Challenges

June 28, 2012 - As a major communications service provider based in South-western Ontario, Execulink Telecom’s business has seen a steady growth, not only in increased customer base, but as well the demand for more bandwidth. Supporting both residential and business customers, Execulink Telecom continues to offer services that are meeting their needs for today and tomorrow.

Click here to view full article


High Speed Internet Project in Oxford County is Complete

March 19, 2012 - The County will hold a celebration Wednesday, March 28th, to mark the completion of its $3-million, two-year project with Execulink Telecom to bring High Speed Internet access to rural residents and businesses in Oxford County.

Read the full article from the Woodstock Sentinel Review


CRTC Internet Usage Ruling

December 1, 2011 - Independent Internet service providers (ISPs) like Execulink Telecom met on Nov. 17th to review the latest Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decision (Telecom Notice 2011-77). This decision affected the pricing model for ISPs who purchase access from National carriers in order to provide competitively priced residential internet services.

CRTC has revised its earlier plan of charging ISPs for their individual customers’ usage to one where ISPs are charged based on peak capacity of their entire wholesale customer base. The impact of this decision is still being analyzed by all ISPs and the major carriers as to how it will affect ISPs offering competitively priced residential internet services.

At this point, Execulink Telecom does not anticipate altering its current strategy of providing a high quality residential internet access experience to our customers via a customer specific usage billing system.


Execulink employees help rescued dogs in Oxford County

December, 2011 - When Deena Wilson received a link to a story about the 42 dogs taken into custody by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) in the county last Thursday, December 1, she knew she wanted to help.

Read the full article in the Norwich Gazette


High-speed Internet service now available in most areas of Oxford County

August 11, 2011 - Residents and businesses are pleased that they can now get High Speed Internet Service. The $3-million network will be completed in late fall once infrastructure is in place in Mount Elgin and a portion of Tillsonburg. Information sessions are going on throughout the fall for Norwich, Otterville and Tillsonburg residents who would like more information.

Learn more about the Rural Oxford Connections program by visiting Rural Oxford Connections


Keith Stevens to receive L.S. Lauchland Medal from The University of Western Ontario

May 6, 2011 - We’re pleased to share that Keith Stevens, chairman of the Board of Directors for Execulink Telecom has been selected to receive the 2011 L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal from The University of Western Ontario. Keith was selected in honour of his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, business leadership and community involvement.

Read the full article from The University of Western Ontario


High-speed Internet service “turned up” for the first time in Oxford’s rural east

March 23, 2011 - High Speed Internet access is available for the first time in eastern Oxford County with the “turn up” of broadband service in Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock and Norwich Township by Execulink Telecom, the County of Oxford’s industry partner for Rural Oxford Connections. These communities can now sign up and begin receiving Internet service at speeds up to ten times faster than previously available.

Press Release