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Public-private partnership needed to connect Eastern Ontario’s cellular dead zones: EORN


TORONTO - The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is calling for a public-private partnership to improve the reach and quality of cellular data services in Eastern Ontario.The $213 million plan, pitched Monday to Ontario Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal, also includes a dedicated, public safety broadband network to seamlessly connect first responders region-wide.  EORN says that building both networks together would cost about $299 million, saving about $47 million compared to building them separately."Too often, Eastern Ontarians find themselves with no signal or dropped cell services”, said EORN chair J. Murray Jones, in a statement. ...