Akwesasne broadband co. appoints CEO

In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo provided by SRMT, Allyson Doctor has been appointed interim CEO of Mohawk Networks LLC. The company is working to put broadband in nearly 4,000 homes in Northern New York by the end of 2018. (SRMT via Newswatch Group)

AKWESASNE, N.Y. – The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has announced the appointment of an interim CEO to oversee the company building a high speed internet network across Northern New York.

Allyson Doctor was appointed last week by Mohawk Networks LLC.

“On behalf of our board, and more importantly, our community, we recognize the experience in leadership and background in managing a telecommunications company that provides critical services,” said Marvin Phillips, chairman of the seven-member board.

Doctor has previous experience with the tribe, have worked with SRMT for four years. She is the previous director of communications.

“I appreciate the confidence of the Board and look forward to ensuring the long-term success of Mohawk Networks, North Country Broadband and Akwesasne TV. This is an impressive operation with a very strong team of engineers, technicians, customer service and field operations who are all committed to serving our community, our region and the mission of our company,” she said.

In March, the tribe received $6.4 million from New York State to expand access to high speed internet – namely to put up five towers in Lewis County, east of Watertown, N.Y.

The company aims to have 3,623 homes in Northern New York on broadband by the next of next year.