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Ever wonder who's got your back in the world of high-speed internet out there in the great expanses of rural Canada? Well, we've got a treat for you! We're taking a behind-the-scenes peek at one of Xplore's authorized dealers, Integrated Solutions, through the eyes and words of one of their very own champions, Katie. She's not only the National Sales and Marketing Manager but she’s been friends with the founders for over two decades and is the bearer of tales that perfectly encapsulate the spirit and drive of Integrated Solutions. Grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and settle in for a story of community, connectivity, and can-do attitudes.

A picture of the Integrated Solutions Team wearing Xplore shirts and hats in front of their office.

The Pioneers Behind Integrated Solutions: Empowering Xplore's Rural Reach

Picture this: four friends, two sets of brothers—Justen and Jesse Wilson, along with Jason and Justin Stimers. As Katie put it: “Our 4 J’s, our core four. They are always five steps ahead. They never stop innovating. They are always thinking about growth and what we can do to give our team and our customers the best experience.”

Starting in their hometown of Peterborough, Ontario, where folks know a thing or two about community spirit, they were jacks-of-all-trades—installing, dispatching, manning customer service, and even handling social media. Their growth is a testament to their hard work and vision, now with warehouses in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan and a team that keeps expanding.

Beyond Connectivity: Integrated Solutions' Community Impact in Xplore-served Areas

But hold on, it gets better. Integrated isn't just about delivering top-notch internet services; they're a cornerstone in their communities. From giving gifts to Christmas toy drives, donating money to local shelters and pet food to the Humane Society, to sponsoring teams and even helping schools for Indigenous people, they embody the true spirit of giving back. It's clear, their roots run deep, and their commitment to making a difference shines brightly.

“We try to give back to all the communities we service across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. These communities are our customers, and smaller communities sometimes need some extra help. It could be helping a single mom to put her kids in sports, helping these communities during the holidays when money can be tight. It’s always been important for Integrated to give back. It’s an important part of what we do.”

The Power of Local: Integrated Solutions Amplifying Xplore's Rural Service

Why does having a local dealer like Integrated Solutions make such a difference? Katie sums it up perfectly: “Some of these communities are really small so they know Johnny the local Xplore guy because they see him at the coffee shop and grocery store.”

There's something comforting about that familiarity, knowing the lay of the land, understanding the specific challenges and quirks of rural connectivity. Supporting them isn't just good karma; it's about bolstering the local economy and ensuring you've got someone in your corner who gets it.

Xplore's Commitment to Rural Canada: Enhanced by Integrated Solutions

Katie puts it plainly: “We have truly unlimited data, where the competition caps their data and we offer a 30-day-money-back guarantee so it’s risk-free to try our service.”

From launching speeds up to 100 Mbps to building more gigabit speeds fibre, Xplore is on a mission to make sure you're not stuck watching that loading wheel of doom.

Katie told the story of a customer who Integrated Solutions hooked up with 100 Mbps speeds after being told it wasn’t possible. That’s the Xplore difference. It’s about ensuring that everyone, no matter where they are, has access to the Internet they need, and the friendly local service they deserve.

“We need it for everything, work, school, the news. You look at hospitals and they’ve moved to online charting. My dad, a truck driver, is doing all his logs online now. Everything is online.”

Integrated Solutions and Xplore: A Winning Combination for Rural Canada

Katie’s stories and insights paint a picture of a company that's truly integrated (pun intended) into the fabric of rural Canadian life. Integrated Solutions isn't just about providing high-speed internet; it's about understanding and caring for the community, about being there in ways that go beyond the call of duty. And when you call Integrated or any other Xplore dealer, you can take pride in the fact that you’re giving back to your community by supporting a local small business.

So, here's to everyone at Integrated Solutions—working tirelessly to ensure that their customersre connected, supported, and appreciated.

Remember, if you're looking for more than just an internet service—if you're looking for a community partner—Xplore and Integrated Solutions are ready to welcome you with open arms.

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