coreNOC’s Expertise in Telecommunications Brings High Speed Broadband
Connectivity to Indigenous Village with Benefits to Health, Education, Commerce and Cultural Preservation.
December 15, 2022; Owasso, OK.--(BUSINESS WIRE)—coreNOC, Inc., a
Certified Native American Owned Business and a leader in innovative technology
solutions and 5G telecommunications equipment announced the successful
completion of a complete high speed broadband connectivity project in the
hinterlands of Guyana. This internet connectivity will help the Indigenous Village
in four key areas including: remote health care, remote education,
tourism/ecommerce and community well-being.
The system turn on event was attended by many government dignitaries including
the Honorable Prime Minster Brigadier (Ret’d), Mark Phillips, who “flipped the
switch” turning on the high speed broadband network. In his remarks to residents
of the Indigenous Village, Phillips said that the government had promised to
improve connectivity in the hinterland communities in their manifesto, and they
remain committed to bridging the digital divide in Guyana.
“We made it clear that in our term in office we will work towards improving
connectivity with all of our hinterland locations, with the coastland and with the
wider world. In other words, we are committed to bridging the digital divide here
in Guyana,” Phillips said.
He pledged that the government would continue to work to ensure that every
Guyanese is digitally connected. “Connectivity is important...We are happy that
we were able to facilitate,” the Prime Minister noted.
“The village of Rockstone has been challenged with slow, unreliable and limited
internet for some time. This changes today,” stated Johnie Johnson, Member of the Cherokee Tribe and CEO, coreNOC as he and Honorable Prime Minster Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips “Flipped the Switch” to turn on the broadband system.
coreNOC, Inc worked with a privately owned Guyanese company who resolved to
improve the limited and poor-quality cellular and internet service in the country.
coreNOC acted on behalf of the Guyanese company and served as an interface
with the Guyanese Government offices and various vendors on the deployment of
the site located in the jungle of the hinterlands of Guyana.
With internet connectivity, activities in the communities are expected to be
boosted, especially in the areas of tourism, education and health. The benefits are
expected to contribute to their leisure activities. In terms of e-commerce, micro
businesses will be able to launch websites which will allow them to take
reservations and even accept payments. And learning will be easier for the children
and even the teachers as online learning materials have become more accessible
and online classes are now an option.
Sharmila Allen, a teacher in the village said she will personally benefit
tremendously since she will be attending the Cyril Potter College of Education
(CPCE) in the new term and will be able to attend classes virtually. “This internet
will be very beneficial to myself and other teachers,” Allen said. She added that
teachers will also be able to complete the curriculum provided by the Ministry of
A number of residents pointed out how being connected will benefit them. Most
emphasized the role it will play in supporting their children’s education. “It will be
better,” Mary Marks said as she reflected on how her three children were unable to
attend school during the COVID-19 pandemic due to absence of the internet.
Meanwhile, Cynthia James said, “my children could get more contact to the
teachers....When they (teachers) send lessons, they will get it now”.
At the turn on event, a demonstration was given on how the internet will impact
the health sector. A medical application was built to automatically save patients’
medical records and history, including their blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar
and weight. Patient information will be accessible to doctors in any part of the
world, allowing them to tend to patients without being physically present.
Nurse Seynoudla Torres explained the village has no doctors on site and as a result
only the first level of care is provided. The nearest doctor, she said, is in Linden.
With the app, she explained, the doctors will be able manage patients from the
community and guide her and other nurses. It also allows for video calls between
patients and health care providers.
Apart from doctors, residents also mentioned that there is also no midwife in the
community. They said while doctors do visit from “time to time”, the internet
connectivity will allow for 24 hours medical assistance, especially in cases of
The project is a partnership with companies including Intelsat, a leader in Satellite
Communications; IntelliH, Inc, a provider of Intelligent Health for all; and TEKDI,
who provides remote solutions in learning and education.
“Removing the barriers to entry through technology innovation that is simple and
cost effective was demonstrated real time in this village,” stated Ben Ealey, Chief
Operating and Technical Officer, coreNOC, Inc.
For more information on coreNOC, visit www.corenoc.net.
coreNOC Inc. is a Certified Native American Business and is headquartered in
Owasso, OK plus operates a technology lab in Spokane, WA where the company’s
state of the art equipment is tested and displayed. coreNOC’s mission is to supply
the highest quality technology-based solutions in the most competitive manner to
facilitate positive deliverables for the company, strategic partners and customers.
The company’s primary product offerings include: a Virtual Converged Core to
reduce the cost for carriers to deploy 4G and 5G technology, 4G-5G Radios and
tower Infrastructure Equipment at an outstanding value for the rural carriers and
emerging global markets with innovative solutions never offered before. To learn
more, please visit www.corenoc.net.