C&W Communications Joins Major Relief Effort for Markets Affected by Hurricane Irma

on 09/14/2017 - 06:35 pm

C&W Communications Joins Major Relief Effort for Markets

Affected by Hurricane Irma


Actions unveiled to help join Hurricane Irma relief effort


MIAMI, FL (September 14th, 2017) – C&W Communications (C&W) today announced its latest involvement in joining the vast relief effort underway for those impacted by Hurricane Irma.


“Like countless other businesses in the region, we suffered damage to our property and operations,” John Reid, C&W CEO said. “And our people are responding in the same way as so many of the communities we serve; with kindness, resourcefulness and action. Caribbean people are no strangers to the impact of hurricanes, and when the going gets tough their resilience shines through.”


In the early hours of Tuesday, September 12th, C&W employees in St. Vincent and Puerto Rico loaded aircraft with desperately needed supplies and equipment bound for Anguilla and BVI


Country Manager of Flow BVI, Colin MacDonald, and his team offloaded the first shipment, which included bottled water, non-perishable food items, baby supplies, tarpaulins, blankets, medical kits, water purification tablets, mosquito destroyers, flashlights, and batteries. Additional shipments left Jamaica on Wednesday, September 13th and C&W’s operation in Antigua delivered mobile and satellite phones to the government of Barbuda, to equip the teams coordinating their relief efforts.


Other C&W businesses are also joining in the efforts to assist their colleagues in the affected markets. In Grenada, for example, employees have volunteered to take salary deductions in September, with the funds raised going towards the purchase of much-needed supplies.


“These are just a handful of examples from the many incredible actions taking place across the region in response to this tragedy,” Reid also said. “It’s humbling for C&W to be part of this wider response and I hope, together, we can make a difference.”


The Company’s recently announced deployment of engineering expertise and equipment to impacted markets, as well as assistance to customers through free calls. C&W will also continue to work with local governments and agencies to get supplies and expertise into the affected markets.




Much needed Hurricane Relief supplies

arrive in BVI. The first of many shipments

being mobilised by C&W/Flow to affected

markets. The shipment is met on the ramp

by a grateful Colin MacDonald, MD, C&W BVI (R) and BVI colleague,

Adrian Potter.



                                                               A C&W van loaded up with supplies from

   Team Puerto Rico









       More supplies of bottled water, non-perishable food items and other

                    well-needed goods being shipped to Turks & Caicos.




About C&W Communications


C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.


C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.


Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.


About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Liberty Global invests in the infrastructure that empowers its customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Liberty Global’s scale and commitment to innovation enables it to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect its 25 million customers who subscribe to 51 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. Liberty Global also serves over 10 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service across 10 million access points.


Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) for its European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which consists of its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.


The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.


For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.


C&W Communications

Investor Relations:

Kunal Patel

+1 (786) 376 9294


Media Relations:

Claudia Restrepo

+1 (786) 218 040


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