Better high-speed Internet could be coming to Haliburton County. This comes after the CRTC declared broadband Internet an essential service.

Chair of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network Dave Burton says they have been trying for eight years to get rural areas the same Internet access as urban areas. Burton says the Commission has an ongoing fund to help pay the building of new towers, and improving existing ones

EORN will be asking the government to help fund the $200-million project.