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EORN Permit Pilot
A groundbreaking program launched in collaboration by Transnomis and Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) aimed to support municipalities and Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) through improved permitting processes as they deliver rural broadband connectivity in Eastern Ontario as part of the Accelerated High-Speed Internet Program (AHSIP).
Since its soft launch on August 1, 2023, in Lanark and Haliburton Counties, the EORN Permit Pilot ("the Pilot") has demonstrated significant potential, leading to the extension of the service to other lower-tier municipalities in Eastern Ontario.
The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving rural connectivity, supporting economic growth and enhancing quality of life. Created by the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus, EORN helps to create innovative public-private partnerships to address the digital divide and support a stronger future for rural eastern Ontario communities.
Learn more at https://www.eorn.ca/.
No Fees for Member Municipalities
A key feature of this Pilot is its unique financial model.
Municipalities incur no fees and are not required to subscribe to Transnomis services. Instead, they receive financial contributions from EORN for each permit processed, funded by fees collected from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their contractors. This approach not only assists with municipal costs but also provides flexibility in financial dealings with ISPs.
Permit Central by Transnomis
This initiative makes use of our innovative Permit Central platform, designed to help government agencies efficiently manage their permitting processes, significantly reducing administrative costs and time, enabling faster and more effective permit issuance for rural connectivity projects.
Permit Central's efficiency will promote collaboration between municipalities and ISPs, and assist both parties to meet crucial permitting timelines, an important component needed to advance AHSIP's goals of widespread, reliable internet access in rural areas by 2025.
Available Permit Types for the Pilot
Permit Central offers a variety of permit types, such as Oversize/Overweight Load. For the purpose of the Pilot, only the permit types related to AHSIP are available. If you would be interested in permit outside of those offered below, please reach out to us.
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Talk to Us!
We are dedicated to supporting this pilot until at least the end of the AHSIP (December 31, 2025). To ensure your community is at the forefront of rural connectivity, we encourage you to contact us. We are ready to provide detailed information about the Pilot and assist you in launching this exciting opportunity for your municipality.
We're also happy to show you Permit Central in action if you're interested. No commitment required, and we'll show you other permit types that are available outside of the Pilot.
Tue, Feb 6, 2024 @ 1pm ET
Streamlining Road Permit Management Success Story: Achieving Operational Efficiency and Cost Recovery
Join our webinar featuring Tim Wright, Director of Public Works at Township of North Glengarry, to learn about the initial challenges North Glengarry faced in road permit management and their journey to find an effective solution. Tim will highlight how their approach not only improved staff productivity and streamlined permit processing but also resulted in rapid cost recovery.