Cable & Telecom

Eastern Ontario broadband expansion project unveils 10-year digital strategy

TORONTO - The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) has released its long-term digital strategy that it says paves the way for Eastern Ontario to become a leader in using rural broadband access to help create strong, sustainable communities.EORN, which has built a $170 million rural broadband network that helps connect more than 99% of Eastern Ontario residents and businesses with high-speed internet, unveiled the 10-year Digital Strategy this week at a meeting of provincial ministers during the 2015 OGRA/ROMA Combined Conference in Toronto.Current priorities include using EORN's 5,500-kilometre fibre optic backbone to improve mobile broadband access and cell service; leveraging the...