Published June 5, 2017
Launches Expansion Off Territory Through $6.4 Million New NY Broadband Grant
AKWESASNE, NEW YORK – Mohawk Networks, a tribally-owned broadband company, has named Allyson Doctor as its interim CEO. This announcement comes on the heels of Mohawk Networks being selected by Empire State Development to receive $6.4 million in the highly competitive grant selection process under Round 2 funding for Governor Cuomo’s New NY Broadband Program.
The broadband company is owned by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Tewáthahon:ni Corporation and managed by a seven person board of directors that includes members of Tribal Council and the community of Akwesasne.
“On behalf of our Board, and more importantly, our community, we recognize the experience in leadership and background in managing a telecommunications company that provides critical services,” shared Marvin Phillips, Chairman of the Board. “Allyson has worked with the SRMT for the past four years. She’s been an integral part of the company as we transitioned from a tribally managed project to an LLC, ensuring continuity in our public and governmental relations.”
Mrs. Doctor has 20 years of experience leading the growth and development of a 24/7 telecommunications operation in the healthcare sector. She brings expertise in tribal communications and government relations and holds a B.A. from SUNY Oswego and a Master of Science from Boston University.
“I appreciate the confidence of the Board and look forward to ensuring the long-term success of Mohawk Networks, North Country Broadband and Akwesasne TV. This is an impressive operation with a very strong team of engineers, technicians, customer service and field operations who are all committed to serving our community, our region and the mission of our company,” says Doctor.
North Country Broadband, LLC, a subsidiary company serving customers in the North Country through their wireless network, is actively deploying high speed broadband services to unserved and under-served regions in northern New York.