Northern Ontario Residential Broadband Program

Expressions of Interest submissions for Project #1 closed. Expressions of Interest submissions for Project #2 are coming soon!

Over the next 3 years, CENGN will fund multiple innovative projects across Northern Ontario. Under the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), these CENGN projects will demonstrate technology or business-case innovation solutions that offer flexible, lower cost, higher performance residential broadband access for Northern Ontario communities.  The live technology projects will be funded for 3-6 months, designed to test new technology innovation, and validate business case solutions to improve high-speed internet access to residences within Northern Ontario communities.

Project #1 Status Update

The CENGN Community Expression of Interest (EOI) and the Technology EOI evaluation processes for the first Northern Ontario Residential Broadband Project have been completed and closed.  The subsequent Northern Ontario Residential Broadband Project – Request for Solution (RFS) evaluation process has also been completed and closed.  CENGN has selected a host community and a technology applicant for the Northern Ontario Residential Broadband Project.

The project technology business innovation solution details, the host community, and the selected technology applicant will be formally announced on this website in the near future, following a formal public announcement by the Ontario Government.

Project #2 Coming Soon

In the near future, CENGN will be issuing a public call for Community Expression of Interest (EOI) responses from interested Northern Ontario host communities for a second Northern Ontario Residential Broadband project.

CENGN will also be issuing a separate public call for Technology EOI responses proposing innovative technology and business case solutions from equipment/technology applicants for that second Northern Ontario Residential Broadband Project.