OmniGlobe Networks Selected to Provide Wireless Broadband Services to the County of Perth, Ontario

    STRATFORD, ON, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The County of Perth announced
today that since becoming the recipient of provincial funding to deliver a
broadband network capable of delivering high speed Internet services to
residents and businesses in the region, it has been working diligently with
OmniGlobe Networks on delivering on its mandate. OmniGlobe Networks Inc. was
selected based on its successful bid to the public tender issued in October
last year. The project, which is part of a $10 million Ontario government
initiative awarded to 18 rural municipalities, is designed to provide
affordable, accessible and reliable broadband access for public and private
sectors located in rural areas and is made possible through funding provided
by the Rural Connections - Ontario Municipal Broadband Partnership Program of
the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
    The County of Perth has access to some Internet services, but to date
there are still a significant number of areas in which local residents and
businesses do not have such access. OmniGlobe Networks will deliver on its
mandate by creating wireless "hot zones" covering areas up to 10 km from many
central base stations which are linked through a wireless backhaul solution
installed throughout the region. The company will be responsible for building,
operating and managing the network.
    Jason Neale, OmniGlobe Networks' CEO noted: "We have successfully
deployed several community-based Internet projects in remote regions and are
excited to have been selected by Perth County to deliver our solution. We are
confident that we can help the County achieve the network coverage expansion
that is required to foster sustainable economic growth in the community".
    County of Perth Warden Ron McKay added: "Local residents and businesses
have been waiting for this for a long time. The provision of adequate
broadband services will have a huge impact on business retention and expansion
projects in the region."
    The network will support a range of applications including high speed
Internet access, Voice over IP (VoIP) and data services throughout the
coverage area. The project has already commenced, and subscribers will start
to receive high speed Internet services by the summer. The new service will be
called "OmniGlobe Broadband" and the company will open its local offices in
April. For more information on availability in your area, please contact
George Emery, OmniGlobe Broadband's project manager via email
( or phone at: (519) 801-5975.
    For those residents and businesses who are new to the Internet, learning
courses are being provided by the Stratford Perth Centre for Business. For
more information on course dates, times and locations, please contact Carrie
Schultz at 519-595-7570 or visit

    About OMAFRA:

    The Government of Ontario is committed to building strong, sustainable
rural communities. A modern, efficient and reliable telecommunications system
is part of the plan. The $10-million Rural Connections - the Ontario Municipal
Rural Broadband Partnership Program was announced in the 2007 Ontario Budget
and is targeted toward rural municipalities in Southern Ontario that are in a
high state of readiness to build and sustain broadband capability in their
communities. For more information, please visit the OMAFRA website:

    About OmniGlobe Networks:

    Based in Montréal, Quebec, OmniGlobe Networks is a global
telecommunications company that provides reliable and affordable cellular,
wireless broadband Internet and VoIP services to geographic regions around the
world where terrestrial telecommunications are unavailable, unreliable or just
too expensive. OmniGlobe works with wireless systems, in cases where
communities are located just beyond the coverage of a local telecom incumbent.
In the case of a point-to-point service, the signal is linked directly to the
end user, facilitating advanced Internet applications, such as VPN's, VoIP,
and videoconferencing. For more information, contact OmniGlobe Networks at
6600 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 750, Montréal, Canada, H9R-4S2, tel:
514.693.8949, email:, or visit the company web site at

For further information:

For further information: OmniGlobe Networks: Elsa Lebey, Marketing
Specialist, (514) 693-8949 ex. 203,; County of Perth:
Steve Drake, Technology Services Coordinator, (519) 271-0531 ex. 230,

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