Keewaytinook Okimakanak introduces New K-Net Director

Sioux Lookout, Ontario - Keewaytinook Okimakanak announces that Dan Pellerin has joined the organization to run K-Net Services.  Dan Pellerin comes with a wealth of experience within the industry, having spent the last seven years as a project manager for the expansion of internet and satellite services in northern Manitoba, Ontario and the Maritimes.  Prior to that, Dan Pellerin was a key member of the team that was responsible for providing internet access to Northwestern Ontario Communities.

Dan joins K-NET to continue providing residential, business and government  services to First Nation communities in remote areas of northwestern Ontario and other remote communities in Canada. He also plans to expand K-NETs’ mandate to provide dependable services to the communities.  Dan comments “I am excited to start a new challenge within K-NET and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive services. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected organization that prides itself on top quality service.”

Peter Campbell, Keywaytinook Okimakanak Executive Director, said “Dan’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the K-NET family. We view his arrival at K-NET as a sign of our commitment to being the leading organization in our industry in the North. Our new innovations and the increasing demand from our customers led us to look for someone who can lead our team and who will fit in with our search for innovative and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Dan’s caliber to fulfill this role. I’m confident that Dan will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”

About K-NET

The Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) provides information and communication technologies (ICTs), telecommunication infrastructure and application support in First Nation communities across a vast, remote region of Northwestern Ontario as well as in other remote regions in Canada. This private telecommunications network supports the development of online applications that combine video, voice and data services requiring broadband and high-speed connectivity solutions. K-Net is a program of Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO), a First Nations tribal council established by the leaderships of Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Keewaywin, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill bands to provide a variety of second level support services for their communities. Kuhkenah is an Oji-Cree term for everyone, everywhere.  ( )



Keywaytinook Okimakanak

Peter Campbell, Executive Director

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