CEONET Funded Project History
1999 – 2009
Spring 2000 $25,000
CLN, Office of Learning Technologies / HRDC
CEONET's first funded IT project, DSIP, was a program to promote and also aggregate demand for improved broadband connectivity. Three public conferences were organized in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott & Russell region.
Summer 2000 to Spring 2001 $100,000
Energy, Science & Technology / Natural Resources
CEONET applied for business plan funding to develop an Internet awareness and training program. The project was intended to strengthen the business community in its understanding and skills around Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Fall 2000 to Winter 2003 $304,000
Local Labour Market Partnership,
CEONET brought four regional municipal authorities together for the first time to work collaboratively on Connect Ontario, a program to support townships and municipalities in bringing e-government and GIS capability to their communities.
Winter 2002 to Summer 2002 $90,000
BRAND, Round One,
CEONET hosted four ICT-related job fairs in the region and organized surveys of ICT needs of the region's rural businesses. CEONET also met with mayors and councillors to share these findings about their region's businesses' Internet needs.
Fall 2002 to June 2003 $62,000
BRAND, Round Two,
Business plan for building broadband infrastructure planning and implementation in First Nation Akwesasne, Champlain, La Nation, North Stormont, South Stormont, North and South Glengarry.
Spring 2003 to Fall 2003 $3.4 million
Connect Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade
Business plan for building broadband infrastructure planning and implementation in all the original Round One municipalities plus Alfred & Plantagenet, Clarence-Rockland, East Hawkesbury and Russell
Winter 2003 to June 2005 $14,500
Small Business Broadband and Training Survey Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation
MEDT "Quick-Win" project which led to bringing DSL broadband infrastructure for municipally designated public buildings in Prescott-Russell and SD&G.
Spring 2005 $15,000
Data Services Improvement Program (DSIP)
Survey of 1200 businesses in Prescott and Russell to measure the current level of internet usage and training needs.
Summer 2005 to Winter 2007 $25,000
Eastern Ontario Broadband Coalition Survey (EOBC) & Tech Breaks
CEONET conducted two regional EOBC surveys to determine broadband needs and cost in rural Eastern Ontario and held Tech Breaks for small rural Eastern Ontario businesses.
Fall 2006 to March 2007 $20,000
Funded by Industry Canada, this project created a Web 2.0 mentoring website for francophone farmwomen to help break down communication barriers, encourage interaction and share knowledge.
Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 $50,000
North Glengarry Broadband Project (OMAFRA)
The North Glengarry broadband project brought wireless high-speed internet primarily to the Dunvegan and area. CEONET's P3 partners were Hamlet of Dunvegan, Township of North Glengarry, OMAFRA Rural Connections Programme and Barrett Xplornet.