WOW! Continues Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint Through Sustainability Initiatives
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband services provider, today, Earth Day, announced its continued commitment to supporting the environment through technological and operational improvements that have a direct impact on reducing WOW!'s carbon footprint.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly slowed greenhouse gas emissions, the cause for concern is nowhere near over. The shift to remote work from the pandemic caused household internet and data usage to skyrocket, imploring broadband providers, including WOW!, to provide the necessary data infrastructure to withstand this demand. But as demand increases, so does the amount of energy consumed in order to service customers - a potential cause for concern given telecom operators already account for two to three percent of total global energy demand.
WOW! is taking the necessary steps to acknowledge the importance of making green choices to protect the environment and is actively developing new initiatives to make a positive impact while also benefiting customers, including:
In addition to the technological initiatives, WOW! has also made great strides in reducing its carbon footprint through office consolidations. The company consolidated 17 facilities in the past 12 months, an approximate 10 percent reduction. Employees from those facilities now work from home or have been transferred to other facilities. WOW! has also transitioned much of its workforce to a work-from-home environment, eliminating the need for long commutes and excessive travel. The consolidation efforts have reduced usage of IT equipment and utilities across the company - including decreased water and energy usage - directly reducing WOW!'s carbon footprint.
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