ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WOW! Internet, cable and telephone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband service provider, today announced its continued commitment to being a steward of the environment and the direct efforts the company is making to combat the ongoing effects of climate change and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
Protecting the environment is even more important now that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many people work, learn and play, increasing consumer demand for faster and more reliable broadband services. To that end, WOW! has adopted many eco-responsible initiatives to help reduce its carbon footprint.
For fleet vehicles, the company uses software solutions to reduce idling and improve miles per gallon as well as smart routing to optimize technician drive times while providing a home garage for fleet vehicles assigned to employees. WOW! has moved to a hybrid work environment, where employees primarily work from home and can use a WOW! office at their discretion, eliminating the need for long commutes and excessive travel. The company has also reduced its real estate footprint by 59% over the past two years, contributing to a 26.4% reduction in CO2 emissions from WOW! in 2021, according to calculations valued by the CoolClimate calculator, a University of California, Berkeley climate research initiative.
WOW! works to improve operational efficiencies in the field and in customers’ homes and businesses to create a circular economy, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and further reduce its carbon footprint. Additional initiatives intended to have a positive impact while benefiting customers include:
- Next Generation Set Top Boxes – WOW! tv+ set-top boxes have only a fraction of the power requirements of their older equipment and the cloud-based DVR service from WOW! consumes less energy than if the data were stored on the hard disks of the customers’ decoders.
- Self-Installation Kits – To reduce miles traveled and provide customers with the ability to easily install equipment without requiring a visit from a technician. WOW! leverages shipping companies that already make deliveries to customer communities, reducing miles traveled and maintenance expenses for company vehicles, while extending the useful life of the vehicle.
- Energy Efficient Facilities – WOW! is LEED certified and the company has replaced the lighting in its offices with LEDs for greater efficiency and savings. The headend facilities and data centers of WOW! have implemented new battery technology to make them more energy efficient as well.
- Promote environmentally friendly business practices – WOW! constantly encourages employees to think green and act accordingly. The company provides employees with tips and best practices to achieve this, including avoiding unnecessary printing, unplugging less-used equipment to reduce energy consumption, and using the internet wisely to reduce the need for data storage. big data.
“The need to keep our communities connected is more important than ever,” said WOW! CEO Elder Therese. “We must be diligent when it comes to protecting our environment, requiring organizations like ours to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible while meeting the growing demands of our consumers. Even beyond Earth Day, we remain committed to being effective in our offices, in our homes, and in the communities we serve.”
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About WOW! Internet, cable and telephone
WOW! is one of the country’s leading broadband providers, with an efficient and high-performance network that serves 1.9 million residential, business and wholesale consumers. WOW! provides services in 14 markets, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast, including Michigan, Alabama, Tennessee, Caroline from the south, Florida and Georgia. With an extensive portfolio of advanced services, including high-speed Internet, cable TV, telephony, business data, voice and cloud services, the company is committed to providing exceptional service at affordable prices. WOW! is also a leader in outstanding human resources practices, having been recognized eight times by the National Association for Business Resources as the best and brightest company to work for, winning the award for the past four consecutive years . To visit www.wowway.com for more information.