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Eastern Ontario Officials Respond to Provincial Broadband Funding

Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021 01:57 PM

Media Release

Elected officials across Eastern Ontario are hopeful that the Government of Ontario’s new $4-billion broadband program will help deliver Gig level speeds across the region.

The Province announced that the program, Ontario Connects, will connect every home, community and area to high-speed internet by the end of 2025. The program will provide funding directly to Internet Service Providers, who will be selected to serve different geographic areas through a series of reverse-bid auction...

Honouring the memory and lives of 215 children

Honouring the memory and lives of 215 children

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 04:54 PM

As we all take in the gravity of the discovery of the 215 children of the Tk’emlups te Scewepemic First Nation whose bodies were found at the former Kamloops residential school we at the Eastern Ontario Regional Network are pausing to reflect on our past and honour the memories of these children and of others who have been affected by the residential school system. 

 

EORN acknowledges that it is on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabe, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples....

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Eastern Ontario Heads of Council Urge Support for EORN Gig Project

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:36 PM

Local momentum continues to build for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project. One hundred and four (104) heads of Council from across eastern Ontario have signed on to a letter urging the federal and provincial governments to support the project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with ultra-fast internet speeds.
The letter to federal Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development Maryam Monsef and Ontario’s Infrastructure Minister...

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Letter to the Editor from EORN, EOWC and EOMC

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 05:33 PM

Dear Editor:

This letter is a call to action for your readers, especially those in Eastern Ontario who have poor or unreliable access to broadband.

Recently, both the governments of Canada and Ontario brought down their budgets. Combined they dedicated $7 billion for broadband expansion. We applaud both levels of government for taking this step, but there is much more to be done.

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) has been working for several years on a project to bring high speed, reliable...

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Mayors, Reeves, Wardens Call on Federal and Provincial Governments

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 12:24 PM

Mayors, Reeves, Wardens Call on Federal and Provincial Governments to support the EORN Gig Project to bring Fibre to the Home

On Tuesday, 59 heads of Council from across eastern Ontario gathered for a virtual meeting and voiced overwhelming support for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with ultra-fast internet speeds.

These municipal leaders are joining the Chairs of EORN, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC)...