Mike March, IT Coordinator
Ph: 705-286-1333 x226
Email: mmarch@county.haliburton.on.ca

Broadband Internet

Mike March, IT Coordinator
Ph: 705-286-1333 x226
Email: mmarch@county.haliburton.on.ca

Internet Service Providers

Here is a list of Internet Service Providers operating in Haliburton County:

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) and at the County of Haliburton Administrative office located in Minden. Additionally Haliburton County and the lower tier Municipalities provide free wireless Internet hotspots at the following facilities (in most cases the wifi signal is available outside of these buildings and available 24/7):

  • HCPL – Cardiff Branch: 2778 Monck Rd, Cardiff ON
  • HCPL – Dorset Branch: 1051 Main St, Dorset ON
  • HCPL – Dysart Branch: 78 Maple Ave, Haliburton ON
  • HCPL – Gooderham Branch: 1032 Gooderham St, Gooderham ON
  • HCPL – Highland Grove Branch: 5373 Loop Rd, Highland Grove ON
  • HCPL – Minden Branch: 176 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden ON
  • HCPL – Stanhope Branch: 1109 North Shore Rd, Algonquin Highlands ON
  • HCPL – Wilberforce Branch: 2307 Loop Rd, Wilberforce ON
  • Head Lake Park in Haliburton
  • SG Nesbitt Arena: 55 Parkside St, Minden ON
  • AJ LaRue Arena: Mountain St, Haliburton ON
  • West Guilford Community Centre

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

EORN Information

Further EORN information can be found below. For up-to-date information please check the EORN website www.eorn.ca