Internet Service Providers
Here is a list of Internet Service Providers operating in Haliburton County:
- Cottage Country Internet (CCi)
- Highlands Internet Services
Public Internet Access + Community Accessible Computers
Haliburton County provides free Internet access and publicly available computers to the community. Internet and computer access are available at all 8 Haliburton library branches (www.haliburtonlibrary.ca). Additionally Haliburton County and the local Municipalities provide free wireless Internet hotspots at many locations throughout Haliburton County (in most cases the wifi signal is available outside of these buildings and available 24/7). Please click on the link below to access an interactive map to see the list of available Wi-Fi hotpots (hotspot locations can be found under “Other Resources”).
Broadband Internet Expansion Projects
The County of Haliburton has been working to provide businesses and citizens with broadband high speed internet access. Many partner organizations have generously contributed their ideas and support. In 2008, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) provided $1,000,000.00 to expand high speed Internet service to approximately 4500 homes in Haliburton County. Currently the County of Haliburton is participating in the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) project (more on this project can be found below).
Eastern Ontario Regional Network
The EORN project’s goal is to improve Internet access speeds and bandwidth to at least 95% of homes and businesses in Eastern Ontario, a majority of which will see speeds up to 10Mbps. The project consists of three major components:
Backbone: A scalable network of 5500 km of new and existing fibre connected by new generation high-speed switches in 160 Points of Presence throughout Eastern Ontario.
Access: Links the end-user, such as businesses and residents, to the network. EORN will promote high-speed bandwidth access that bridges the urban/rural price gap. ISP’s can bid and receive funding to assist in improving and adding new infrastructure.
Satellite: Ensures no one is left behind by providing satellite access to those that the wireless and wired network cannot reach. Improved and more affordable satellite services are now available through Xplornet Communications Inc. by contacting any of the company’s dealers across the EORN region.
To see if you are eligible for high-speed service or to read more about the EORN project, please visit their website www.eorn.ca
Further EORN information can be found below. For up-to-date information please check the EORN website www.eorn.ca
- Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN): Who We Are
- EORN Media Release – January 27th 2012 – Local Access Contract
- EORN Presentation to Haliburton County Council – August 2010
- EORN Website
- EOWC/Xplornet FAQ’s
- EOWC/Xplornet Map of Anticipated Highspeed Availibility
- EOWC/Xplornet Satellite Launch Media Release – January 24th 2011
- Media Release: Broadband Mega Network