Hotwire Communications has been honored by Cablefax in the 2021 edition of the publication’s annual “Top Ops” issue with an inaugural “Independent Digital Equity Award,” recognizing the work the company has done to bridge the digital divide in underserved communities. Hotwire had previously been recognized in the Cablefax 2020 “Top Ops” issue with the “Independent Operator of the Year” award, in recognition of the speed and quality of the company’s fiber optic-delivered Internet services, dedication to innovation, and commitment to its customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hotwire Communications is a telecommunications company and Internet Service Provider specializing in providing a full suite of Fiber-to-the-Home services to meet the diverse needs of residential, commercial, government, healthcare, and education customers. Since the company’s founding, Hotwire has earned a reputation for not only the record-setting quality of its Internet services, but for its concierge-style, white glove approach to customer service, offering a customer service experience that is unparalleled in the industry.
In 2020, Hotwire Communications established the Empowering Communities Foundation, a charitable arm of the company dedicated to bridging the growing digital divide, which can be seen in the disproportionate impact that modern reliance on broadband Internet has on low-income communities that lack reliable access. As Internet connectivity becomes increasingly central to the way we work, learn, play, and communicate, these communities risk being left behind. Through the Empowering Communities Foundation, Hotwire Communications seeks to provide families with the resources they need to thrive in a digital world.
Some of the most impactful work Hotwire Communications has been able to do through the Empowering Communities Foundation includes partnering with the Bob Marley Family to fully wire and provide managed Internet services to the Cornerstone Learning Center in Trenchtown, Jamaica, where 100% of residents live below the poverty line; providing broadband Internet services, laptops, and ongoing digital literacy programs to families in the South Dade Migrant Community in Homestead, Florida; and providing both Internet and phone services to guests at the Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Miami.
“The entire company really galvanized around this mission to ensure everyone has access to broadband Internet, regardless of their financial situation, and this award is a truly humbling testament to our work over the past year,” said Jonathan Bullock, Hotwire’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Government. “However, the efforts we’re being recognized for only represent the beginning of the progress we want to be at the forefront of, as we continue to do our part to bridge the digital divide one connection at a time.”