For Immediate Release
Coe Hill, Ontario July 20, 2020
Internet Connectivity Coming to Wollaston Township
With an increase demand for fast, stable internet connectivity to work, study and play, Wollaston Township is happy to announce progress being made by Northern Rural Net (NRN), a company based in Bancroft Ontario. With funding from the Community Futures Development Corporation North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin (CFDC), the local tech company is ready to start construction on the towers required for the delivery of home phone and high-speed wireless internet services in Coe Hill.
Our most recent update from Field Services Manager Andy Crawford, indicates that all tower sites are now ready for construction. Tower construction should begin before the end of July and stakeholders will see service delivery options rolled-out by the end of the summer.
“Council is treating this as an integral part of infrastructure that our community desperately needs to support our current stakeholders connect to school, healthcare, employment and social opportunities,” explained Wollaston Mayor, Barbara Shaw. “Before the pandemic we knew our local community had insufficient connectivity and over the past four months it has been a struggle for our all of our residents and ratepayers to stay connected. This partnership with Northern Rural Net will provide more options in our community by the end of the summer. This partnership is an essential part of helping Wollaston Township become a great place to live, year round.”
More information will be provided in the weeks ahead for those interested in the new services being offered in the community.
For additional details:
Bernice Crocker, Clerk
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