May 11, 2012
An Update from FOCA about Internet service in "Cottage Country"
could check email and access the Internet at the cottage, would you be able to
extend your stays by a day or two? What if you live permanently in rural
A lack of Internet service has limited the ability of rural residents to access many important online services, to stay in touch with family and friends, and to establish or operate businesses in cottage country.
FOCA is very excited to share some good news with you: there have been recent developments that will make it easier for you to have Internet at your rural property.
Thanks to the growing network of land-based and satellite options, you can now get improved Internet access, higher speeds and greater bandwidth.
Fixed line service is available in some communities, while wireless service can reach more remote regions, as long as trees or terrain don't interfere with the radio signal. Satellite is the best fit for the most remote regions.
Take a look at the range of services being offered by FOCA's corporate sponsor, Xplornet. (see links at the left)
And get ready to surf at the cottage!
2012: Click below for up-to-date information about Internet service options in your region:
EORN region - includes:
City of Kawartha Lakes, County of Peterborough, Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville United, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Prescott and Russell United, Prince Edward, Renfrew, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties