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Last week’s broadband announcements regarding EORN and SWIFT:

“Ontario is committing $71 million to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network’s (EORN) project to virtually eliminate coverage gaps in the region. The public-private initiative requires contributions from the federal government as well private sector and municipal partners. Total value of the project is estimated at $213 million and is expected to generate up to 3,000 jobs over 10 years and potential revenues of $420 million.”

https://news.ontario.ca/moi/en/2019/05/ontario-improving-broadband-and-cellphone-connectivity-in-eastern-ontario.html

Better Broadband Service Coming Soon to Norfolk County

SIMCOE — Ontario’s Government is funding expansion of broadband internet into the southwest, Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced today, as he unveiled a key piece of the province’s budget commitment to improve people’s connections, no matter where they live.

Ontario Improving Broadband and Cellphone Connectivity in Eastern Ontario

ROSENEATH — Ontario’s Government is putting people first by taking a giant step towards improving mobile broadband and curing cellular dead zones in Eastern Ontario today, as the province announced $71 million in funding that will make people safer and open Ontario for business, open for jobs.

May 17, 2019  |  Ministry of Infrastructure