EXHIBIT INTEGRITY, TRANSPARENCY AND VALUE IN EVERYTHING WE DO
ENRICH OUR CUSTOMERS’ EXPERIENCE WITH PERSONAL SERVICE AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
FULFILL THE EVOLVING NEEDS OF OUR CUSTOMERS
INNOVATE ● ADAPT ● LEAD
History & Philosophy of the Co-Op
Quadro Communications Co-operative was established in November 1994, after converting from the Blanshard Municipal Telephone System. Originally our service area was limited to the communities of Sebringville, Granton, Kirkton and Uniondale. Recently the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved our expansion into the communities of Mitchell, Lucan, Dublin and St. Columban. Quadro is one of several independent communications companies in Southwestern Ontario.
Quadro is a Co-operative and as such, we offer each customer a member share - one member, one vote. Power is shared equally among all members, rather than concentrated in the hands of a few. Co-operatives are based on democratic principles; members elect a Board of Directors and when necessary, vote on specific issues.
Quadro is currently members of INDEPENDENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (ITPA), Canadian Independent Telephone Association (CITA), and National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA).
INDEPENDENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION
The Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) is a non-profit organization that represents Independent Local Exchange Carriers in Ontario and British Columbia to governments, their various agencies and other industry players. Currently the ITPA represents nineteen local exchange carriers that together serve approximately 100,000 access lines across rural Ontario and British Columbia.
Canadian Independent Telephone Association
The Canadian Independent Telephone Association (CITA), founded in 1905, was initially comprised of small independent telephone companies located within the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Today, it is a Canada-wide association of companies which provide telephone service within British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec..
National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), "the voice of rural telecommunications," is the premier non-profit association representing over 570 small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies.
Ontario Co-operative Association
Co-operatives are a different kind of business model that are driven by people, planet and profit. We are a member of The Ontario Co-operative Association (OCA) that supports, develops, educates and advocates for Ontario’s 1,500+ co-operative businesses.