January 10, 2014
Brighton ON – In a boost to the region’s economic development, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) has awarded contracts to expand high-speed fibre internet connections at more than 50 business parks and clusters across rural Eastern Ontario.
Brighton’s expanded Industrial Park area currently being serviced is one of the locations receiving fibre connections within the region.
“This investment could not have been announced at a more opportune time,” says Deputy Mayor Mike Vandertoorn. “The new industrial park in Brighton is an expansion to our existing park, with 50 acres of new industrial land available for development. This effort will help us attract and retain local business and support our economic growth.”
The business park project, valued at about $8.9 million, is the latest phase of the EORN project, a $170 million initiative to expand rural broadband throughout the region. Created by the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, the project is supported by federal, provincial, and municipal funding, as well as private sector investment. As a result of executing Ontario’s largest rural broadband project, this initiative has improved access to the internet with higher speeds and bandwidth to at least 95% of homes and businesses in Eastern Ontario.
Cogeco Cable Inc. has been awarded the contract for the Brighton Industrial park fibre connection. It is expected that construction of the business parks receiving fibre connectivity will be completed by the end of 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Manager of Economic Development & Communications
Municipality of Brighton
613-475-0670 ext. 115
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