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Eastern Ontario Federal MPs Voice Strong Support for Cellular Improvements

Posted on Friday June 29, 2018

Please find attached a media release on behalf of the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus (EOWC) announcing Eastern Ontario Federal MPs’ Strong Support for Cellular Improvements.

 

Highlights include:

  • The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is pleased that all Members of Parliament representing the region, and from across party lines, have signed strong letters of support to the federal government to help fund proposed cell service improvements for the region.
  • EORN is proposing a $213 million public-private partnership to improve both the reach and quality of cellular data services in rural Eastern Ontario, which is essential for business investment, jobs and quality of life.
  • The project is seeking one-third of the funding from the federal government, one-third from the provincial government and one-third from mobile carriers.
  • Municipal governments across the region have already approved and/or contributed funds for technical work needed for the project.
  • The incoming Ontario Government committed to the province’s share of $71 million during the election campaign.
  • In two separate letters, all MPs from the region are urging the federal government to provide its $71 million share for the project.

 

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Severson, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Officer

Tel: 613-213-8520, Email: Lseverson@eorn.ca

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