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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)...

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EORN Newsletter - Spring 2021

Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2021 09:38 AM

We are excited to share the second edition of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) newsletter. In it, we highlight significant developments in the Cell Gap Project, provide an update on other projects and key resources and answer more questions from our community. We hope you enjoy this update and please encourage others to sign up for the newsletter as well.

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EORN welcomes 2021 Ontario Budget broadband commitment

Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 05:18 PM

Eastern Ontario Regional Network welcomes 2021 Ontario Budget broadband commitment; hopeful for Gig Project support

(March 24, 2021) – The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is delighted that the Ontario Government is making a massive $2.8 billion investment to improve broadband access across Ontario.

The historic funding commitment to broadband by the province builds on previous investments, bringing Ontario’s overall investment in broadband to nearly $4 billion over six years.

“Reliable broadband...