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Map and Timeline

To build the network, the region was divided into 15 local access zones. The following map outlines when each zone will be finished and the names of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) building the local networks. Most local access networks are nearly complete, with delays on small portions of some zones due to local approval processes and/or other logistics. Even if a zone isn’t fully built, expanded services may still be available. Click on the zone name for more details on its progress.

The entire project is to be completed in 2014, with opportunities for future growth. Contracts were awarded to ISPs who demonstrated that they would invest in building local access networks that will reach to the greatest number of households. However, all ISPs will have equal access to the fibre optic backbone in order to expand their services.

Important notes:
*In some areas, more than one ISP was awarded a contract in order to reach as many households as possible. Please note that not all listed ISPs will be available throughout an entire zone. As well, in many zones, services from other ISPs are also available.


.Eorn Zone Names Expected Service Availability to Household Contract Awarded to Project Status /  Event Press Release
  Satellite Services* Available Now Xplornet

Embrun Embrun Available Now
Xplornet Link to Event Press Release

Quinte- Loyalist Quinte- Loyalist Available Now Xplornet Link to Event Press Release

Northumberland, Highlands, South Nation Northumberland Available Now Xplornet Link to Event Press Release
Highlands Availabe Now Bell Aliant Link to Event Press Release
South Nation Available Now Bell Aliant & Xplornet
Link to Event Press Release

Quinte- Loyalist Haliburton April 2014 Bell Aliant Construction should be completed and ready for testing by the end of March 2014 with service available in April 2014. Delays occurred due to hydro pole replacement requirements and construction related to Hydro.
Kawartha March 2014 Bell Aliant, Nexicom & Xplornet
Nexicom has completed construction. Xplornet and Bell Aliant in March 2014.

Ottawa Valley South 
Ottawa Valley South April 2014 Bell Aliant Bell Alliant expects to complete construction by end of April 2014. Work was delayed by the need to upgrade hydro poles in the area to accommodate the new services. Hydro repairs resulting from winter storms may continue to slow this work.
Ottawa Valley South March 2014 Bell Aliant & Storm Storm has completed construction. Bell Alliant expects to complete construction by end of March 2014.

Lanark, SD&G, Dorset Seabright Lanark Available Now
Bell Aliant & Storm Link to Event Press Release.
SD&G April 2014 Bell Aliant & Xplornet Bell Aliant and Xplornet have nearly completed construction. Delays are due to municipal approval processes. Both ISPs should be finished by end of April 2014.
Dorset March 2014 Bell Aliant Construction is complete, with final testing underway. Services should be available by end of March 2014
Sebright Available Now

Hastings North Thousand Islands Hastings North
April 2014 Bell Aliant To be completed by April 2014.  Delays were due to required coordination with provincial authorities in certain areas of the construction and Hydro pole replacements.
Thousand Islands March 2014 Xplornet Construction is nearly completed. Delays on two sites are related to municipal approvals and road allowance issues and is expected to be offering services by March 2014