Act now to bring faster, cheaper Internet to your community
Canada has fallen behind when it comes to Internet access. But if we all work together to build community broadband, we can achieve better, more affordable Internet for all of us.
Want to do even more to build community broadband?
You can play a role in bringing better Internet to your local area. Add your name and tell us how you want to get involved to bring faster, cheaper Internet to your community.
Are you a municipal leader who wants to bring better Internet to your community?
Local governments can ensure community broadband networks enable cheaper, faster Internet to communities that have been left behind
What is community broadband?
Community broadband is anindependent Internet service provided by the community or a small independent ISPto residents. Infrastructure is typically invested in by the local government, and is an alternative to Big Telecom’s privately-owned networks.
Community broadband offers an independent alternative to services provided by large telecom conglomerates. A community broadband network is typically invested in by the local government, and Internet services can be sold by municipalities themselves, nonprofits, small ISPs, co-operatives, public utilities, public-private partnerships, and other community organizations.
The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) emerged to meet the urgent need of major areas across Eastern Ontario for effective, faster Internet. This project, which involved all levels of government as well as the private sector, has been headlined by the Eastern Ontario Wardens Council since it first started in 2010. This network now proudly offers high-speed Internet to at least 95 per cent of homes and businesses in Eastern Ontario, covering a 5,500 km span with 160 access points. This is an area equivalent in size to the province of Nova Scotia. EORN is a monumental example of filling...Learn more