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About NEOnet

NEOnet Inc is a regional, non-profit organization, which was established in 1999 with a mandate to facilitate telecommunication service and infrastructure development in northeastern Ontario. NEOnet assists unserved and underserved communities in the North achieve equitable technology and broadband adoption through small business grants, education and broadband advocacy and implementation.

The organization has the mandate to promote and develop the three pillars of the ICT sector:

  • Facilitate private and public sector partnerships that will result in better telecommunications infrastructure and ICT-related services in the region

  • Increasing awareness and adoption of information technology

  • Promoting the development and innovative application of technology

NEOnet's approach to large-scale projects aligns with its mandate: it works with stakeholders to develop applications, awareness and infrastructure simultaneously, so that funded projects are sustainable and they encourage competition.


NEOnet has the mandate to:

Encourage and facilitate partnerships between the private and public sectors that will result in the improvement of telecommunications infrastructure and ICT-related services in the region;

Raising public awareness of information technologies and increasing their adoption, thereby increasing demand for services and fostering a more competitive ICT environment;

Promote the development and innovative application of technologies, especially in the economic, cultural and social development of Northeastern Ontario.