Ketchikan Telecom Manager Wins National Award
November 02, 2016
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Rural Broadband Association/NTCA announced yesterday that Kim Simpson has been awarded the NTCA's annual Outstanding Marketing Achievement Award. Simpson is KPU Telecommunications' Division Manager of Sales, Marketing & Customer Service.
NTCA, a nationwide organization representing over 900 independent rural telephone companies, selected Simpson based upon her efforts to ensure KPU's industry-leading success in launching and growing KPU's local IP soft-switch "Hosted IP" Centrex business. NTCA also recognized Simpson for her efforts and leadership in integrating and successfully launching Verizon Wireless within the KPU existing retail environment.
Kary Amylon, KPU's General Manager, noted that the award was well-deserved. "Over the past 6 years Kim's efforts have resulted in KPU selling and installing over 100 Hosted IP systems serving over 2,000 Hosted IP Business telephones throughout the community. This is a remarkable achievement. Due to Kim's efforts KPU leads most of the nation in the introduction and growth of this product. I am very pleased that Kim received this award, and I am very proud of Kim and her team."
Amylon also noted that KPU's recent retail launch of Verizon Wireless was successful due to Simpson's dedication and focus during a month's long effort necessary to open the store. "Offering Verizon Wireless retail service is another remarkable achievement. KPU's investment in our local 4G/LTE network ensured Ketchikan now enjoys a competitive choice of wireless service from at least 3 providers. It's highly unusual for a community of our size to enjoy a rich selection of competitive telecommunication choices. Kim and her staff are to be commended for ensuring a successful launch of the Verizon Wireless store," said Amylon.
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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