On October 4, 2018 F6 Networks Co-Founder and Board Chairman Gary Keenan was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Atlantic 2018 in the Technology category.
F6 Networks is celebrating it's 10th year in business this year but it's foundations go back much further. In 1981 Gary bought a bucket truck and hired two men to work with him doing power and telephone work under the moniker of K-Line Construction. F6 was created out of K-Line in 2008 and today is the largest privately owned open access fibre network in Canada.
In his acceptance speech Gary noted his encounter with Harrison McCain many years ago, when Harrison picked him up hitchhiking between Centreville and Bath, recalling Harrison's sage advice, never be afraid to hire people smarter than you. He thanked his long time friend, business advisor and accountant Pat Goguen, his mentor and Atlantic Canadian telecom Icon Gerry Pond and his business partner, co-founder and F6 CEO Tom Rivington. These mentioned are just a few of the many friends, associates and others Gary has gathered around him over the years that have contributed to his success and he considers them all family.
All of us at F6 are very proud of his accomplishments which have culminated in the recognition as one of the leading entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada.