Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ABRA Program Extension

Subject: ABRA Program Extension
Release Date: January 29, 2014

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO. Muskoka Community Network is pleased to announce that the Advanced Broadband for Remote Areas (ABRA) program has been extended to March 15, 2014. The deadline has been extended to support businesses improving their Internet infrastructure as required within their business. Additionally, Muskoka Community Network is pleased to accept new applications where projects can be completed by the deadline of March 15th, 2014.

The ABRA program can assist rural and remote Northern Ontario businesses in working with a vendor to deliver high-speed internet access to match their business needs.

Jack Marshall, of Jack Marshall Developments LTD in Almaguin, recently completed an ABRA project. Jack notes that “the ABRA program is a great opportunity for businesses in the region. Muskoka Community Network’s service was helpful and efficient.”

Over the past year, Muskoka Community Network has provided support to 15 organizations. Muskoka Rent-All recently upgraded to a fibre optic internet connection in Huntsville. Cory Joiner of Muskoka Rent-All says “this improvement allows our employees to spend less time waiting for the Internet when ordering parts online. This improves our efficiency and our customer’s experience. . .
To learn more about the program or to apply, visit:


For more information, please contact:
Marjorie MacDonald, Office Manager/Information Technology Specialist
Muskoka Community Network
705-646-9044 ext. 3

Muskoka Community Network is a not-for-profit organization that creates economic value by building technology capacity through partnerships in the digital economy. For more information on Muskoka Community Network, please visit

For more information on broadband and technology in Muskoka, visit the Muskoka Community Network website at

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bala Cranberry Festival Website RFP

Calling all local businesses, webmasters and aspiring graphic design students: Bala Cranberry Festival ( is looking for an innovative request for proposal to upgrade their website. All submissions are due January 10, 2014 at 7:00pm. 
The RFP and submission criteria can be viewed at the following link:

For more information on this exciting opportunity, visit, Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter. 

+Town of Bracebridge +Town of Gravenhurst +YMCA Employment Centre 
+Almaguin Highlands Secondary School +Huntsville High +Huntsville High +YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka +Bala Cranberry Festival

For more information on broadband and technology in Muskoka, visit the Muskoka Community Network website at

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