Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) is a not-for-profit telecommunications corporation that provides broadband carrier services for the Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee and municipalities of the James Bay region. ECN delivers advanced, reliable and cost-effective network access for the benefit of communities, populations, businesses, organizations and governments.
Eeyou Communications Network brings diversified connectivity to global telecom networks, content providers and to Internet for a broad range of social and economic opportunities.
Eeyou Communications Network supports technology that encourages cultural diversity and autonomy for communities and region.
With the objective to efficiently support social and economic development and greater autonomy of the region, the Eeyou Communications Network has developped a unique business and operational model suited to the northern caracteristics and needs of the populations, businesses and public administrations.
The Eeyou Communications Network is a northern telecommunications highway accessible to all, interconnecting the regions and at the best possible prices while providing access to services and modern contents similar to large urban areas.
Property of regional public administrations, the Eeyou Communications Network provides broadband telecom transport using advanced technologies with high redundancy and high reliability equipments and fibre optic infrastructures designed for the northern environment and very long distances. This network, suited for voice, data, video and Internet transit support the delivery of all services to the population and businesses including health, education, public and governmental services, business services and many others.
Operations of Eeyou Communications Network are supported by local teams using a simple and optimal corporate structure.
Management of Eeyou Communications network is under the responsibility of its President, Mr. Alfred Loon and Mr. Cédric Melançon, ing. MBA, its Director General.
The network operations team, specially trained and located in the region, is composed of engineers and technicians in telecom, outside plant and administration. These people are being assisted by external resources or through outsourced services to respond to all operations needs including accounting, legal, network technologies, human resources, call centers and others.
Normand Lacour, Vice-chair, Representing Administration régionale de la Baie-James
Matthew Blacksmith, Representing James Bay Cree Communications Society
Alain Poirier, Representing Administration régionale de la Baie-James
Michel Laplace, Secretary-treasurer and representing Commission scolaire de la Baie-James
Alfred Loon, Chair and Founding member
Donald Nicholls, Representing Cree Nation Government
Raymond Menarick, Founding member
Bella Petawabano, Representing the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
Michael Petawabano, Representing the Grand Council of the Crees Eeyou Istchee
François Turgeon, Representing Cree School Board
Buckley Petawabano - Founder of ECN