SEBRIGHT, ON, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus
(EOWC) has awarded a Local Access Contract that will improve access to
high-speed Internet to about 800 homes and businesses in the area
surrounding Sebright, located in the northwestern corner of Kawartha
Lakes. The service will be available in fall of 2013.
As part of the contract, Xplornet Communications Inc. will build a
wireless network which will give a substantial portion of the
250-square kilometre region access to speeds of up to 10 Mbps. These
speeds enable users to stream video and use other innovative
"We continue to make steady progress on our goal of expanding high-speed
broadband Internet access across Eastern Ontario," said Mel Campbell,
Chair of the EOWC. "Connecting to the Internet with higher speeds will
open new doors for our communities in terms of quality of life and
In all, 22 local access contracts will be awarded in 15 zones to deliver
high-speed Internet through wired and fixed wireless services as part
of the Eastern Ontario regional broadband project. Work to build a
massive, 5,500-kilometre fibre optic network is near completion and
contracts have also been signed to deliver high-speed via satellite at
improved pricing. The $170 million project is funded by federal,
provincial and municipal governments and private sector investment.
"It is gratifying to see this regional broadband network grow. This is
another important step towards providing the improved access that will
help our residents and businesses to prosper," added Dave Burton, Chair
of Eastern Ontario Regional Network Inc. (EORN).
EORN is a not-for-profit organization established by the EOWC to
manage all contracts awarded as part of the project.
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SOURCE Eastern Ontario Regional Network
For further information:
Lisa Severson, Communications & Stakeholder Relations Officer, EORN