Type of Program:
Under the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), CENGN is looking to fund innovative projects across Rural Ontario that demonstrate technology solutions that offer flexible, lower cost, higher performance residential broadband access for Rural Ontario communities. These live technology projects will be funded for 3-6 months, designed to test new technologies and validate business case solutions to improve high-speed internet access to residences within Rural Ontario communities.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to $500,000 to each Broadband project.
When It Ends:
Closed for 2020
2021 deadlines to be announced
Applicant must be:
Through a call for participation, CENGN selects an appropriate community partner whose residents face the connectivity barriers set by the problem statement and the Technical Partner that will deploy and deliver broadband service.
Successful applicants and their partners must sign CENGN’s standard Funding Agreement within 30 days of notification of award.
CENGN funds flow only to the technology applicant. The technology applicant is responsible to reimburse partners if applicable.
Other Things to Note:
- 1The Government of Ontario Funds the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP). As a part of the NGNP the CENGN Residential Broadband Program provides up to $500,000 of funding to each Broadband project.
- 2CENGN is the organization entrusted to deliver NGNP and the CENGN Residential Broadband Program.
- 3No deadline found. At least 2 more Rural Ontario Residential Broadband Projects will be announced over the next 8 months.
- 4The Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) fosters industry collaboration, provides access to ultra-high-speed network connectivity, and supports innovation in information and communications technology (ICT) for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Ontario. The NGNP connects CENGN’s digital infrastructure to innovation hubs across Ontario, allowing SMEs, start-ups and researchers unprecedented access to a state-of-the-art, multi-vendor, open-platform testbed and services to validate innovative products and solutions. This enables the NGNP to assist over 150 Ontario businesses in commercializing their solutions on a global scale.
NOTE: Fewer details available about the program. The page was updated since last verified (beginning of 2021). CENGN program structure changed. This program is now a stream of the Projects program.
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