Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) – Digital Connectivity

Created by the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus in 2010, the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) helps to create innovative public-private partnerships to address the digital divide and support a stronger future for rural eastern Ontario communities.

EORN has created several projects to improve broadband and cell connectivity. The initial project, Broadband Phase 1, helped improve fixed high-speed internet access across the region. The $172-million network was completed in 2015 with the support of federal, provincial, municipal, private sector partners, and First Nations communities.

A project to improve the reach and quality of cell services is now underway. EORN is spearheading a $300-million public-private partnership, with a goal to provide 99% of the areas where there are homes, business and major roads with cell calling service. It will also further expand cell data coverage and capacity to support the use of typical smartphone apps and streaming video.
To learn more about EORN and the various projects, visit the EORN website.

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