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YorkNet

YorkNet is a Region-owned corporation that builds and manages a high-speed, open-access dark fibre network. What started out as a small network in 2002 has evolved into approximately a 200-kilometre fibre highway connecting a variety of Regional buildings and assets, including traffic control systems and water quality monitoring systems. This growth in the size of the network and demand from a growing number of users led to YorkNet’s incorporation as a wholly-owned subsidiary of York Region in 2018.

With access to high-speed internet recognized as a key economic and innovation enabler, YorkNet provides cost-effective, less-restrictive connectivity to:

  • York Region facilities
  • The broader public sector (local municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals)
  • Private-sector entities through open access to dark fibre infrastructure

This corporation is part of York Region’s commitment to improved broadband, one of York Regional Council’s key priorities and a grounding principle of the York Region's Economic Development Action Plan.


Opportunities

Telecommunication and Internet Service Providers

Telecommunication and Internet Service Providers can access York Region’s public, open-access dark fibre network for flexible capacity and connectivity options, including the opportunity to:

  • Extend your network footprintTake advantage of our high-quality network
  • Access dark fibre and scale your bandwidth to meet consumer demand
  • Get you to your customers faster and more cost-efficiently

The Broader Public Sector

There are a variety of benefits for municipalities, universities, school boards, hospitals and others to connect to YorkNet’s advanced dark fibre network. These include:

  • Accessing York Region’s public, open-access dark fibre network for flexible capacity and connectivity options
  • Improving broadband availability over time to better connect York Region, especially in rural and underserved areas
  • Accessing unlimited bandwidth via dark fibre, ideal for high-bandwidth activities, cloud-based applications and remote data centre operations

For information on pricing, please contact yorknet@york.ca


Board of Directors

  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson
  • Mayor Virginia Hackson, Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Mayor Steven Pellegrini, Township of King
  • Mayor Margaret Quirk, Town of Georgina
  • Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City of Markham
  • Regional Councillor Mario Ferri, City of Vaughan
  • Regional Councillor Jim Jones, City of Markham
  • Regional Councillor Carmine Perrelli, Town of Richmond Hill
  • Regional Councillor Gino Rosati, City of Vaughan
  • A.J. (Tony) Van Bynen, Citizen Member

Contact

General enquiries: yorknet@york.ca

General Manager: Laura Bradley,
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71492.
Email: laura.bradley@york.ca



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