What is the Eastern Ontario Regional Network and It’s Linkage to this Project?
The Eastern Ontario Regional broadband Network (EORN) is a project not related to the Rural Connections project. It is being driven by the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Inc (OWC Inc.). It will bring additional capacity and coverage to the Untied Counties to complement this project.
The Federal and Provincial Governments announced on July 30th, 2009 that they will each provide up to $55 million ($110 m) towards the EORN project. EORN will consist of two components: a high-capacity (Gigabit Ethernet) fiber backbone or trunk system and expanded and improved access to the end user including the use of satellite where necessary throughout eastern Ontario. It is expected to take three years to fully complete the network but many will begin to receive access and higher capacities as it is built out. For further information visit: www.eorn.ca
What is the EOWC Inc.
The EOWC Inc. is a corporation without share capital whose mandate is to present a unified voice on behalf of eastern Ontario municipalities engaging both the federal and provincial governments in developing new programs and policies that support the goal of realizing the region’s full potential for sustainable economies and communities.
Membership includes the counties of Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton, Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Lanark, Renfrew, Frontenac, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Counties, the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, the United Counties of Prescott & Russell and the single tier municipalities of the City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Prince Edward. The municipalities include nearly 1,000,000 people. For more information: http://www.eowc.org/en/