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Local Access - Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield

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									Project Update • January 2012
Project Overview



Ontario’s largest rural broadband network
EORN will enable high-speed Internet access across Eastern Ontario that will improve the quality of
life of our residents and support innovation and economic growth.

A project of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, the broadband network is a $170 million
project to be built through the support of federal, provincial, municipal and private sector funding.

The project aims to improve access to the Internet with higher speeds and bandwidth to at least
95 per cent of homes and businesses in Eastern Ontario, a majority of which will see speeds of up
to 10 Mbps.

A key aspect of the project is that it is stimulating significant infrastructure investments by Internet
service providers (ISPs) that will improve rural broadband access. EORN is seeking to create
an efficient network that increases availability of high-speed while encouraging an open and
competitive marketplace for Internet services in the community.

Input provided by industry stakeholders helped shape the structure of the project. An open and
transparent competitive bidding process is ensuring the participation of multiple private sector
partners in the project.

The network will be created by:

(1) Building a high-capacity scalable fibre optic backbone throughout the region.

(2) Creating greater access to the network by awarding contracts to ISPs – with a focus on
    promoting investment in high-speed access and bridging the urban/rural price gap.

(3) Ensuring no one is left behind by negotiating improved services and better rates on satellite
    services for areas that cannot be reached through wireless or wired connections.



Quick facts
       E
    •	 	 ORN	covers	an	area	of	more	than	50,000	square	kilometres	in	Eastern	Ontario.	It	is	almost	
       the same size as Nova Scotia.

       N
    •	 	 early	300,000	people,	mostly	in	the	rural	areas	of	the	region,	have	no	or	poor	access	to	
       the Internet.

   •	   T
        	 he	Eastern	Ontario	Wardens’	Caucus	represents	nearly	one	million	people	in	11	counties	
        and two single-tier cities.
                                                              Pembroke




                                                                                                                                                  L’Orignal
                                      Whitney
                                                                RENFREW
                                                                                                                                       UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                                                COUNTY
                                                                                                                                         PRESCOTT AND
                                                                                                                                            RUSSELL
                                                                                                                            Ottawa
Huntsville


                      HALIBURTON
                        COUNTY                                                                                                             UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                                                                                                                           STORMONT, DUNDAS
                      Minden                                                                                                                 AND GLENGARRY
                                                                                              LANARK
                                                                                              COUNTY
                                                                                                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                         FRONTENAC                 Perth
                                                                           COUNTY
                                                 HASTINGS                                                  UNITED COUNTIES
                                                  COUNTY                                                    OF LEEDS AND
                                                                                                              GRENVILLE

         KAWARTHA                                                                                              Brockville
           LAKES               PETERBOROUGH
                                  COUNTY                                 LENN OX
                 Lindsay                                                   AND
                                                                        ADDIN GTON
                                                                         COUN TY           Glenburnie
                               Peterborough
                                                                             Napanee
                                                        Belleville

                                NORTHUMBERLAND
                                     COUNTY                    Picton
                               Cobourg
             Oshawa                                         PRINCE EDWARD
                                                                COUNTY




                           Lake Ontario




                                                         Timeline
                                                         The region has been divided into 15 zones for access.


                                                             EORN Zone Names                                                 Expected Service
                                                                                                                   Availability to Households

                                                             n Satellite Services*                                                     Available Now
                                                             n Embrun                                                                  Available Now
                                                             n Quinte-Loyalist                                                                Fall 2012
                                                             n Northumberland, Highlands, South Nation                                        Fall 2012
                                                             n Haliburton, Kawartha                                                    Summer 2013
                                                             n Ottawa Valley North/South                                                      Fall 2013
                                                             n Lanark, SD&G, Dorset, Sebright                                                 Fall 2013
                                                             n Hastings North, Thousand Islands                                               Fall 2013

                                                             *Satellite service is currently available at improved pricing throughout the region. Satellite may
                                                              continue to be the best fit technology for remote areas or difficult terrain within all EORN
                                                              Zones. Exact availability will be established through the competitive bidding process.
Progress Highlights


Community outreach
Community information sessions are being held throughout the region. By the end of 2012,
more than 50 such sessions are expected to have helped highlight this important project.



Backbone
When completed, EORN will include a scalable network of 5,500 kilometres of new and existing
fibre connected by new generation high-speed switches in 160 Points of Presence (PoPs). In all,
only 520 kilometres of new cable will need to be laid. Each PoP will have a network capacity of
10 Gbps and will be scalable to 100 Gbps as demand grows.

Bell/Bell Aliant is investing $23 million directly into the fibre optic network.

Construction of the backbone is well underway, with more than 60 of the 160 new Points of
Presence in service. Already 313 kilometres of new optical fibre has been laid – about 60 per cent of
the total new cable.



Access
As well, Internet service providers can bid and receive funding to improve and add new
broadband infrastructure. In order to organize the process, Eastern Ontario has been divided into
15 different coverage zones. Separate Requests for Proposal will be issued to operate and provide
Internet access to consumers and businesses in each zone. These “last mile access” contracts will
be in place for at least the next 14 years, the term of the project. As such, successful partners will
be required to have the financial capacity to complete the project and carry it forward for the term
of the contract.

EORN is committed to an open access policy. This means that Internet service providers will all have
the option to buy transport bandwidth at the same competitive price, in order to create a level
playing field.

Proposals to provide local Internet access are evaluated on a number of criteria, including:
    •	 The	geographic	reach	and	number	of	households	reached	by	the	proposal;
    •	 The	speeds	and	bandwidth	that	will	be	achieved;
       C
    •	 	 ompetitive	consumer	pricing	that	closes	the	urban/rural	price	gap	and	provides	
       residents	with	maximum	choice;
    •	 Financial	investment	required	by	EORN;	and,
    •	 The	infrastructure	investment	to	be	made	by	the	company.
The 15 geographic areas, which do not follow municipal or county lines, are based on Bell Aliant’s
fibre optic network. As that network is built, Requests for Proposals are being issued for the local
access piece.

EORN staff is available to meet with municipal, provincial and federal officials who would like more
information on these local access contracts as they pertain to their own jurisdictions.



Satellite
Internet access via satellite technology will be used in areas with low population density or where
difficult topography means that neither wired nor wireless options are possible. For example,
valleys or trees may block the “line of sight” to fixed wireless towers. In very sparsely populated
areas, satellite is simply the most cost-effective means of delivering high-speed Internet services.

Improved and more affordable satellite services are currently available through Xplornet
Communications Inc. Residents can find out more about available options by contacting any of
the company’s dealers across the region or locating a dealer on www.Xplornet.com.

Next Generation Satellites

On October 19, 2011 a new high-throughput satellite was
launched. Xplornet Communications Inc. is a partner in the
satellite and is gearing up to offer its new suite of Internet services
for customers across Eastern Ontario by January 31, 2012. The
new satellite will give customers service package options never
before available. This 4G satellite network represents a major
leap ahead in advanced technologies. It will be able to deliver
significantly more capacity to the subscriber, which has become
essential to a successful subscriber experience.



Pricing
Consumer pricing will vary depending on which technology a
resident can access.

Wired or DSL technology is the least expensive in terms of
monthly cost, but has physical limitations in terms of its reach.
Fixed wireless and satellite technologies are more costly, but are
able to reach households and businesses that would not otherwise
have high-speed access. That is why a mix of technologies will be
critical to fulfilling EORN’s mission.
Local Access                         North Bay



                                                                                                                                          Rolphton

                                                                                                                                                      Deep River


                                                                                                                                            Chalk River

                                                                                                                                           Masson-Angers
                                                                                                                                Laurentian Hills
                                                                                                                                                                 Petawawa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Plantagenet                                           Alfred
                                                                                                                                                                     Kramer
                                                                                                                                                                     Subdivision



                                                                                                                                                                                                              UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                                                                                                                                          Pembroke
                                                                                                                                                                                        Beachburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .




                                                                                                                                                                                        Cobden
                                                                                                                                                                                                            PRESCOTT AND RUSSELL                                                                                                      Lachute

                                                                                                                                                             Golden Lake                                                                                                                                      L’Orignal
                                                                                                   Whitney                                   Killaloe
                                                                                                                                                                       Eganville                                Bourget                                 Masson-Angers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rockland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Plantagenet            Alfred      Hawkesbury


                                                                                                                                                            Ottawa
                                                                                                                                                         RENFREW                    Douglas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         St. Isidore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vankleek Hill
                                                                                                                                  Barry’s Bay            COUNTY                                             Braeside                                                         UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                                                                                                                                                                   Renfrew                                                          Hull                                                                          St. Eugene
                                                                                                                                                    Foymount                                                                                   Aylmer                           PRESCOTT AND RUSSELL
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Arnprion                                                                 Bourget
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ottawa                                    St. Isidore       Glen Robertson
                                         Huntsville                                                                                        Palmer Rapids                                                           Pakenham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Casselman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nepean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Casselman                               Alexandria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Maxville
                                                                                                                                                                                           Calabogie                                                          Leitrim                                           Maxville                        !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .
                                                              Dorset                                                                                                                                               Mississippi Mills

                                                                                                                                                                 Leitrim
                                                                         West Guilford                                                                                                                                                                                                 Embrun
                                                                                                                    Maynooth                                                                                                                                                                     UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Russell          Crysler
                                                                      HALIBURTON
                                                                         COUNTY                                                                                                                                                     Embrun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Carleton Place                                                            STORMONT, DUNDAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Avonmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                     Bracebridge                Carnarvon                                                                            Denbigh                                                                                                                                       AND GLENGARRY


Expanding Coverage
                                                                                                                  Bancroft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chesterville      Finch                  Martintown Lancaster
                                                                             Haliburton         Wilberforce
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Russell
                                                                                                                                                                                                  McDonalds Lanark                                   Crysler              Winchester                  Long Sault             Glen Walter


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STORMONT, DUNDAS
                                                                                                                  Cardiff                                                                         Corners                                                               South Mountain       Ingleside
                                  Gravenhurst                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kemptville
                                                                         Minden         Gooderham                                                                                                                                                                                 Williamsburg                          Cornwall
                                                                                                                                                                              Plevna                   LANARK     Smiths Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Avonmore
Thus far, local access contracts have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Merrickville                                                     Morrisburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                       COUNTY Perth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AND GLENGARRY
                                                                                                                            Coe Hill
                                                                                                                                                                      FRONTENAC
                                                                                                                                           Gilmour                                                                                                         Spencerville              Iroquois
                                                                           Kinmount                                                                                     COUNTY                          Maberly
                                            Seabright                                                     Apsley             HASTINGS                                                                                           UNITED COUNTIES                                  Cardinal


been signed for three of 15 zones
                               Orillia                           Coboconk                                                     COUNTY
                                                                                                                                                                North Brook
                                                                                                                                                                                   Arden           Chesterville AND GRENVILLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         OF LEEDS    Finch
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Westport                      Toledo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     North Augusta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Prescott                            Martintown
                                                                                                                                                                                               Winchester
                                                    Kirkfield                                                                                                                                                                  Portland
                                                                               Fenelon Falls Burleigh Falls

and high-speed access has gone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Long Sault
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Athens                 Maitland
                                                              Bobcaygeon                                  Nephton                                                                                                      Elgin
                                                                                                                                                    Madoc                                                                           Delta
                                Beaverton          KAWARTHA                             PETERBOROUGH                             Marmora                                                                                                             Brockville
                                                     LAKES                                 COUNTY    Havelock
                                                                                                                                                                LENNOX
                                                                                                                                                                  AND
                                                                                                                                                                               TamworthSouth Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                        Verona

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ingleside
live in one. Subsequent Requests
                                                                            Dunsford
                                                                                                                                                Kemptville
                                                  Woodville                                                                                             Tweed                      Enterprise                                  Seeley’s Bay          Mallorytown
                                                                                          Lakefield
                                                                                                                                                   ADDINGT ON                                 Harrowsmith
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Inverary
                                                                     Lindsay Bridgenorth                Norwood                                                                  Yanker
                                                                                                                                                                COUNTY                                                         Glenburnie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Williamsburg
                                                                                                                     Campellford
                                                                                                                                         Stirling                        Selby         Newburgh


for Proposals are at various stages
                                                        Little Britain   Omemee         Peterborough              Hastings
                                                                                                                                                     Thurlow                                  Odessa
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kingston
                                                                 Bethany                                      Warkworth                Frankford                                Napanee
                                       Port Perry                                  Bailieboro                                                   Belleville                                                         Wolfe Island


and contracts with Internet service
                                                                                                      Roseneath                                                       Deseronto
                               Newmarket                                                                                         Trenton                                               Bath
                                                                                                                    Castleton
                                                                          Garden Hill    NORTHUMBERLAND                                                                       Adolpustown
                                                                                             COUNTY
                                                                                  Cold Springs          Brighton                                            Picton

providers are expected to be
                              Markham                                       Welcome                     Grafton
                                                                                                                                                Bloomfield
                                                    Oshawa                                                            Colborne
                                           Ajax                                    Port Hope     Cobourg                                  Wellington     PRINCE EDWARD
                                                                   Bowmanville                                                                               COUNTY
                              Pickering

completed over the next six months.
                              Toronto
                                                                                   Lake Ontario




                                                                                                                                       Embrun Zone
                                                                                                                                       The first of seven Requests for Proposals covering
                                                                                                                                       the 15 geographic access areas was awarded this
                                                                                                                                       summer to Xplornet Communications Inc. for
                                                                                                                                       the Embrun zone, which encompasses an area in
                                                                                                                                       the southwest of the United Counties of Prescott
                                                                                                                                       and Russell. Wireless high-speed access became
                                                                                                                                       available in the zone in December 2011, five
                                                                                                                                       months ahead of schedule.

                                                                                                                                          A
                                                                                                                                       •	 	 s	part	of	the	contract,	Xplornet	
                                                                                                                                          Communications Inc. expanded its fixed wireless
                                                                                                                                          network to reach a 500 square-kilometre region.
                                                                                                                                          The project uses a dozen water towers, silos
                                                                                                                                          and communications towers to deliver wireless
                                                                                                                                          broadband throughout the area.

                                                                                                                                          T
                                                                                                                                       •	 	 he	service	covers	more	than	8,000	homes	and	
                                                                                                                                          businesses in the area around Embrun, Ontario.

                                                                                                                                          T
                                                                                                                                       •	 	 he	contract	provides	pricing	comparable	to	
                                                                                                                                          urban offerings and better than average price
                                                                                                                                          for similar technology in the region. Packages
                                                                                                                                          ranging from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Mbps will be
                                                                                                                                          available. The 10 Mbps offering is a major
                                                                                                                                          leap forward for consumers, particularly in the
                                                                                                                                          rural areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    North Bay



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deep River

 y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chalk River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Laurentian Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Petawawa
                                                                                     Rolphton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kramer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Subdivision
                                                                                                 Deep River
                                                                                                                                                   Plevna                                      LANARK                                                                                                                                                                                   Pembroke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beachburg
                                                           Coe Hill                    Chalk River
                                                                                                                                                                                               COUNTY
                                                                            Laurentian Hills
                                                                                                            Petawawa                      FRONTENAC
                                                                                        Gilmour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lakefield
                                                                                                                Kramer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cobden
                                                                                                                Subdivision                 COUNTY                                               Maberly                                                                                                                                                                   Killaloe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Golden Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Whitney
                                                                HASTINGS                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lindsay
                                   Apsley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Masson-Ange
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bridgenorth
                                                                                                     Pembroke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Eganville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RENFREW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Norwood
                                                                                                                                 Beachburg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Douglas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Campellford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Barry’s Bay
                                                                 COUNTY                                                                                      Arden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lachute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       COUNTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foymount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Renfrew Braeside                                              Hull
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aylmer
                                                                                                                               North Brook                                                                    Westport                                                                                                                                                                                                               Arnprion

                                                Whitney                                 Killaloe
                                                                                                        Golden Lake
                                                                                                                                 Cobden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rockland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                L’Orignal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Huntsville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Omemee                                 Peterborough                         Palmer Rapids              Hastings                                    Pakenham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ottawa
                                                                                                                  Eganville                                                                Masson-Angers
             Burleigh Falls                                                                         RENFREW                    Douglas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plantagenet            Alfred       Hawkesbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Vankleek Hill                 Dorset                                                                                                                      Calabogie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mississippi Mills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nepean       Leitrim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          West Guilford
                          Nephton                                             Barry’s Bay           COUNTY                    Renfrew           Braeside                                Hull
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     St. Eugene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Maynooth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PRESCOTT AND RUSSELL                                                               HALIBURTON
                                                                                                       Madoc                                                                       Aylmer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Frankford
                                                                                               Foymount
                                                                                                                                             Arnprion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Carleton Place
ETERBOROUGH                                                              Marmora                                                                 Verona                                        Ottawa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bourget
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        St. Isidore                 BracebridgeBethany         Carnarvon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        COUNTY                                                                     Denbigh         Warkworth
                                                                                                                  LENN OX Pakenham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glen Robertson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bancroft
lle                                                                                   Palmer Rapids                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   C
    COUNTY                Havelock                                                                                            Tamworth              Nepean Leitrim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casselman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maxville        Alexandria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Haliburton         Wilberforce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bailieboro
                                                                                                                    Calabogie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wi
                                                                                                                    AND
     Dorset                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               .
                                                                                                                               Mississippi Mills                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                McDonalds Lanark
            West Guilford

                       HALIBURTON
                                                                Maynooth
                                                                                                            Tweed                      Enterprise                                                             Russell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Embrun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UNITED COUNTIES OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Crysler            Gravenhurst                                                                        Cardiff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roseneath                                              Corners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kemptville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   South


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trenton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Minden
                          COUNTY                                                                                ADDI  NGTO N Carleton Place Harrowsmith                                                      Inverary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Avonmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    STORMONT, DUNDAS                                                                    Gooderham                                                                           Plevna                   LANARK     Smiths Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AND GLENGARRY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Castleton
dge              Carnarvon                                                                      Denbigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Merrickville
                              Norwood Campellford
                                                              Bancroft                                                         Yanker                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Coe Hill                                                                   COUNTY Perth
                                                                                                                  COUN TY Lanark
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chesterville     Finch                  Martintown Lancaster
                                    Wilberforce                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FRONTENAC
                            Haliburton                                                                                                                                                                       Winchester                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Spencerville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Garden Hill NORTHUMBERLAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Long Sault             Glen Walter                                                                                               Gilmour
                                                                                                                                          McDonalds                                                                                                                                                          Kinmount             COUNTY
st                                                            Cardiff               Stirling                                                  Selby
                                                                                                                                          Corners                    Newburgh                            South Mountain       Ingleside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         HASTINGS          Apsley     UNITED COUNTIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maberly

eterborough Gooderham
       Minden     Hastings
                                                                                                          ThurlowPlevna                      LANARK     Smiths Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kemptville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Williamsburg                         Cornwall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Seabright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COUNTY                  OF LEEDS AND GRENVILLE
                                                                                                                                                             Odessa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Arden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cold Springs COUNTY         Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coboconk
                                                                        Coe Hill
                                                                                                                 FRONTENAC
                                                                                                                                             COUNTY Perth
                                                                                                                                                                     Merrickville
                                                                                                                                                                                                Kingston                           Morrisburg                Orillia                                                                                                                          North Brook                                  Westport                    Toledo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                North Augusta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pre

                           Kinmount        Warkworth                          Frankford
                                                                                 Gilmour
                                                                                                                   COUNTY                     Maberly
                                                                                                                                                        Napanee                               Spencerville              Iroquois                                                   Kirkfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fenelon Falls Burleigh Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Portland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Athens                 Maitland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nephton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Welcome
                                                                                                                                                                UNITED COUNTIES                                                                                                              Bobcaygeon                                                                                                                                          Elgin
ght                                                   Apsley             HASTINGS
                                                                                                    Belleville                                                                                                     Cardinal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grafton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Madoc                                                                        Delta
                 Coboconk  Roseneath                                      COUNTY
                                                                                                           North Brook
                                                                                                                              Arden       Deseronto         OF LEEDS AND GRENVILLE
                                                                                                                                                                   Bath
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Beaverton            KAWARTHA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LAKES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PETERBOROUGH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            COUNTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marmora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LENNOX                      Colborne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Verona                                                    Brockville

                                                                         Trenton                                                                   Westport                                               Prescott                                                                                                                                  Havelock                                                 Tamworth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cobourg ANDTON
                                                                                                                                                                              Toledo
                                                                                                                                                                                       North Augusta                                                                                                         Dunsford
     Kirkfield                                   Castleton
                              Fenelon Falls Burleigh Falls
                                                                                                                                                                   Portland
                                                                                                                                                                                  Athens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Woodville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Port Hope
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lakefield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tweed                      Enterprise                              Seeley’s Bay           Mallorytown
                                                         Nephton
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Maitland                                                                                                                                                     ADDING                                                  Harrowsmith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Inverary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lindsay
NORTHUMBERLAND
             Bobcaygeon                                                                                                                                    Elgin                                                                                                                                                  Bridgenorth                                                                                  Yanker
                                                                                               Madoc
                                                                                                                                                      Adolpustown
                                                                                                                                                              Delta                                                                                                                                                                      Norwood      Campellford                             COUNTY                                                     Glenburnie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bowmanville
 KAWARTHA             PETERBOROUGH          Marmora                                                                       Verona                                                       Brockville
                                                                                                         LENNOX                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stirling
    LAKES
           COUNTYCOUNTY Brighton
             Dunsford
                                   Havelock
                                                                                                           AND
                                                                                                                   Picton
                                                                                                                 Tamworth                                                                                                                                                               Peterborough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Little Britain    Omemee                                    Hastings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thurlow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Selby         Newburgh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Odessa
 Woodville                                                                                         Tweed             Enterprise                                    Seeley’s Bay        Mallorytown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kingston
                        Lakefield
                    Lindsay Bridgenorth                                                             Bloomfield
                                                                                                       ADDINGT ON          Harrowsmith
                                                                                                                                                  Inverary                                                                                                                                         Bethany                                     Warkworth             Frankford                                Napanee
                          Grafton                  Norwood
                                                    Colborne
                                                         Campellford                                      COUNTY
                                                                                                                          Yanker
                                                                                                                                                                   Glenburnie                                                                                     Port Perry                                        Bailieboro        Roseneath
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Belleville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deseronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wolfe Island

                                                                                       Wellington PRINCE EDWARD
                                                                                    Stirling           Selby   Newburgh                                                                                                                                   Newmarket                                                                                                                                                  Bath
                 CobourgOmemee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Trenton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lake Ontario
       Little Britain                 Peterborough            Hastings
                                                                                              Thurlow                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Castleton
                                                                                                                  Odessa
                                                                                                                         Kingston                                                                                                                                                                         Garden Hill NORTHUMBERLAND
                                                                                                             COUNTY Wolfe Island
                                                                                   Frankford                Napanee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Adolpustown
                 Bethany                                  Warkworth
 Perry                                                                                      Belleville                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cold Springs COUNTY      Brighton                                        Picton
                                  Bailieboro     Roseneath                                                       Deseronto
                                                                                                                                Bath                                                                                                                   Markham                                                Welcome                    Grafton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bloomfield
                                                                Castleton
                                                                             Trenton                                                                                                                                                                                               Oshawa                                                              Colborne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ajax                                      Port Hope     Cobourg                               Wellington     PRINCE EDWARD
                        Garden Hill   NORTHUMBERLAND                                                                     Adolpustown
                                                                                                       Picton                                                                                                                                                                                          Bowmanville                                                                         COUNTY
                                 Cold Springs COUNTY Brighton                                                                                                                                                                                           Pickering
                                                                                            Bloomfield
                            Welcome                 Grafton        Colborne
     Oshawa                                                                                         PRINCE EDWARD
                                  Port Hope    Cobourg                               Wellington


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Toronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lake Ontario

                                  Lake Ontario




                                         Quinte-Loyalist Zone                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Northumberland Zone
                                         EORN also signed its second local access                                                                                                                                                                                                  In December, EORN signed a contract with
                                         contract with Xplornet Communications Inc. for                                                                                                                                                                                            Xplornet Inc. for the Northumberland Zone.
                                         the Quinte-Loyalist zone, which includes areas                                                                                                                                                                                            Xplornet has designed a solution that will
                                         of Prince Edward County and the southern                                                                                                                                                                                                  provide a substantial proportion of the region
                                         half of Hastings, Frontenac and Lennox and                                                                                                                                                                                                with speeds of up to 10 Mbps. The zone
                                         Addington Counties. It is one of EORN’s most                                                                                                                                                                                              includes most of Northumberland County,
                                         populous zones.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and encompasses1,300 square kilometres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and about 20,000 households.
                                            T
                                         •	 	 he	contract	will	allow	nearly	80,000	homes	
                                            and businesses in the 7,000 square-kilometre                                                                                                                                                                                              X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	 	 plornet	will	provide	fixed	wireless	access	
                                            area to connect wirelessly to high-speed                                                                                                                                                                                                  from 20 towers, including nine to be
                                            Internet by fall 2012. As in the Embrun zone,                                                                                                                                                                                             newly built. Of the new structures, six
                                            a variety of packages designed to meet                                                                                                                                                                                                    are in the 401 corridor. It will use four of
                                            consumer needs will be offered, including a                                                                                                                                                                                               the EORN PoPs located in Welcome, Cold
                                            10 Mbps package for the first time.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Springs, Roseneath and Colborne.

                                            T
                                         •	 	 he	contract	features	state-of-the-art	                                                                                                                                                                                                  T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	 	 he	contract	features	state-of-the-art	
                                            technology to ensure customers get the                                                                                                                                                                                                    technology to ensure customers get the
                                            best quality service possible with minimal                                                                                                                                                                                                best quality service possible with minimal
                                            interference.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             interference.

                                         •	 The	service	will	be	available	by	fall	2012.                                                                                                                                                                                            •	 The	service	will	be	available	by	fall	2012.
       For more information, contact:
                Lisa Severson
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Officer
      Eastern Ontario Regional Network
            Phone:	613-213-8520	
           Email: lseverson@eorn.ca
                www.eorn.ca

								
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