The Network Powering Newmarket's Future
The Town of Newmarket has long realized the importance of broadband as critical infrastructure for the community.
Newmarket's 100% Community Owned Network
In 2014, Newmarket began developing a broadband plan as an Economic Development strategy. Powering the community with an ultra-high speed fibre network better connects the Town, its businesses and the community to the rest of the world. Our belief is that by investing locally in Broadband infrastructure, the benefits come in the form of new employers, jobs, buildings and economic growth. Using our own fibre network to help build Smart Health, Smart Energy, Smart Government, Smart Buildings and other Smart offerings, we aim to improve the quality of life for the entire community.
Meet our President and CEO Gianni Creta
As a native of York Region, Gianni understands the extensive opportunities and unique challenges Newmarket and the Region face.
With over 20 years experience of leadership within the telecommunications industry, Gianni has helped develop strategy, expand product offers, build partnerships, increase sales, and successfully lead major enterprise companies. Gianni is eager to grow ENVI, its offerings and work with local businesses, and all community organizations to help drive a Smart and Connected Community for Newmarket, making it a better place for all.
If you see Gianni around town, feel free to say “Hi!”. He looks forward to connecting with business leaders, ENVI customers, and anyone interested in learning more about this initiative.
What is ENVI Network?
ENVI Network is a municipally-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP) providing fibre optic internet services to Newmarket. This service is up to a hundred times faster than DSL cable and wireless systems. Most existing networks are only partially built on fibre. ENVI will provide fibre all the way to your building. That means no bottlenecks or slowdowns like those that can occur on older technologies.
Why was ENVI established?
Newmarket began exploring the need for an ultra-high speed network as part of its Economic Development Strategy. The Sandel Group was commissioned to perform an economic development impact study. Providing robust broadband infrastructure is a key enabler to attracting strong growing businesses and the knowledge workers they require. The positive promise of the Sandel study led to a pilot project to establish a Gigabit Broadband Business Plan. From there the ENVI Network was born!
Where is ENVI available?
ENVI is building the primary routes for the network as quickly as possible. From those core routes we will build fibre more deeply into our neighbourhoods eventually covering the entire community. Initially ENVI will provide its services to government and commercial businesses. Over time we will provide services to the residential market.