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Renfrew County to benefit from increased cell service

Jul 12, 2019 – Renfrew Mercury

With the July 4 announcement of $71 million in matching funding from the federal government, the Eastern Ontario Regional Network Mobile Broadband/Cell Project has all the funding in place to proceed

The Province of Ontario ($71M), the Government of Canada ($71M) along with contributions from more than 20 Eastern Ontario municipalities through the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus ($10M) have now invested a total of $152 million. Approximately $61 million in additional funds will also be added to the project by telecommunication firms, who will be selected through a competitive bidding process.

Renfrew County council passed a resolution supporting the project financially back in May 2018. The county will contribute approximately $1 million to help fund both the cellular gap analysis and the project itself. The $213 million project aims to close cellular gaps in the region that will create business growth, better connectivity for residents, and provide more reliable communications in an emergency. The City of Pembroke is contributing approximately $80,000 in support of this regional initiative, which will benefit Pembroke’s businesses and residents.

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Renfrew County Residents Will Benefit From Increased Cell Service

07/08/19

Eastern Ontario Regional Network Mobile Broadband/Cell Project Funding is in Place

 

Pembroke: With the July 4th announcement of $71M in matching funding from the Federal Government, the Eastern Ontario Regional Network Mobile Broadband/Cell Project to close cellular gaps in Eastern Ontario for more than $1.1M rural residents has all the funding in place to proceed.

The Province of Ontario ($71M), the Government of Canada ($71M) along with contributions from more than 20 Eastern Ontario Municipalities through the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus ($10M) have now invested a total of $152M. Approximately $61M in additional funds will also be added to the project by telecommunication firms chosen through a competitive bidding process.

Renfrew County Council passed a resolution supporting the project financially back in May of 2018, that will see the county contribute approximately $1M to help fund both the cellular gap analysis and the project itself. The $213M project aims to close cellular gaps in the region that will create business growth, better connectivity for residents, and provide more reliable communications in an emergency. The City of Pembroke is contributing approximately $80K in support of this regional initiative, which will benefit Pembroke’s businesses and residents.

The project, consisting of two phases, will first see the construction of 317 telecommunication towers, and the addition of 32 local internet access points. The second phase will identify areas of heavy traffic and provide necessary upgrades to further reduce service gaps and overloads.

Warden of the County of Renfrew, Jennifer Murphy shared this comment; “I would like to thank our Federal MP and the Government of Canada, and our Provincial MPP, and the Province of Ontario for their dedication and financial support to this project. I would also like to thank all the members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus for maintaining this vital infrastructure project as a key priority for the last several years. The improvement and expansion of the cellular and mobile broadband networks in Eastern Ontario is paramount to ensuring that our residents, businesses and emergency services have access to leading edge communications.”

For More Information Please Contact:
Paul Moreau Chief Administrative Officer, County of Renfrew 613 735-7288
Michael Barber Media Relations/Grants Coordinator, County of Renfrew 613-735-7288

 

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