TOWNSHIP OF NORTH FRONTENAC, ON, July 23 /CNW Telbec/ - OmniGlobe Networks and the Township of North Frontenac are pleased to announce the completion of a wireless broadband expansion that will bring essential high-speed Internet services to certain parts of the hamlets of Cloyne, Myers Cave, Ardoch and populated areas around Mazinaw, Mississagagon, Kashwakamak and Shabomeka lakes. The news follows the formal service launch that took place in Cloyne on July 15th. Ron Maguire, Township of North Frontenac Mayor and Elsa Lebey, OmniGlobe's Marketing Manager were present to celebrate this community event. The project, which is part of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Rural Connections Broadband Program, is the result of a fruitful collaboration between OmniGlobe Networks, the Township of North Frontenac, and the OMAFRA.
Set in the heart of the Eastern Ontario's cottage country, North Frontenac is a vast district of picturesque lakes and spectacular landscapes. It is the largest of the Frontenac Townships in terms of land area and has a year-round population of over 2,000. There is an additional seasonal population of 5,800 residents.
"Broadband connectivity is a critical factor, particularly in remote and rural communities," said Elsa Lebey. "This project is really about improving the quality of life for those who require high-speed Internet, whether it be for remaining connected to their workplace, operating their home-based business, or simply staying in touch with family and friends."
OmniGlobe, through its broadband division OmniGlobe Broadband Inc., already provides broadband access to local residents and businesses as well as municipal buildings in the area. Over the past six months, it has enhanced the existing infrastructure that was put in place in conjunction with Utilities Kingston, using new Motorola Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) wireless broadband technology. This expansion with the PMP 320 will extend coverage and deliver services using reliable technology in the licensed spectrum to the underserved hamlets as well as the many cottages and campsites dotted around the lakes.
"I am really pleased with this broadband expansion", said Mayor Maguire. "It is a great start that will allow North Frontenac to be vibrant and competitive in so many areas. In particular we will now have a much better chance of attracting medical and other business professionals. Just like with telephones and televisions, in the not too distant future we will look back on this and wonder what all the fuss was about."
Due to the rugged terrain and hilly landscape, the broadband service will not be accessible everywhere. OmniGlobe's technicians will conduct site surveys at each residence where service is requested, to determine the signal strength. To learn more about the OmniGlobe Broadband service offering and schedule a site survey, please call toll free: 1 888 365-OMNI (6664), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.omniglobebroadband.com.
About OmniGlobe Networks:
Founded in 2004 and based in Montreal, QC, OmniGlobe Networks is a global telecommunications company that delivers reliable and affordable broadband, cellular and satellite communications products and services to regions around the world where conventional telecommunications are unavailable, unreliable or too expensive. Today, OmniGlobe's diverse customer base ranges from domestic consumers, aboriginal communities, oil and gas, mining and forestry markets to government agencies and private institutions worldwide. The company counts over 80 employees and sells its services in over 75 countries worldwide. For more information, visit: www.omniglobe.com
About OmniGlobe Broadband:
OmniGlobe Broadband is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OmniGlobe Networks. Based in Stratford, ON, OmniGlobe Broadband is a coast to coast Internet Service Provider that is committed to delivering broadband services to remote and rural communities. OmniGlobe Broadband works with wireless systems in cases where communities are located just beyond the coverage of a local telecom incumbent. Our service enables a wireless signal to relay the Internet directly to the end user, facilitating advanced Internet applications such as web browsing and downloading and support of Virtual Private Networks, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video-conferencing. For more information, visit www.omniglobebroadband.com
About the Township of North Frontenac Rural Connections Project:
This broadband project is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) $30 million Rural Connections Broadband Program. The program was designed to reduce broadband infrastructure gaps in underserved rural regions in southeastern Ontario. The project's private sector partner, OmniGlobe Broadband was chosen at the conclusion of a rigorous, technology neutral, competitive bidding process as the vendor of choice to construct, own and operate the fixed wireless network to provide additional high-speed Internet coverage in the area. The Township of North Frontenac, the County of Frontenac, OMAFRA and OmniGlobe Networks are all financial contributors to the project.
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For further information: For further information: Media contact: Elsa Lebey, Marketing Manager, Tel: (514) 693-8949 ext 203, Email: email@example.com