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R2B2 is involved in a range of other regional and rural broadband action research activities. This includes relevant university networks such as Digital Futures. We also liaise with social innovation groups (e.g. Evergreen’s Mid-Size City Study), various digital initiatives by the Province of Ontario (e.g. OMAFRA, MEDEI, etc.) as well as federal agencies (e.g. ISED, AAFC, etc.). …

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Other Projects

Town of Caledon In 2016, R2B2 supported the Town of Caledon with a gap analysis of the current state of connectivity. Caledon conducts community engagement for digital inclusion and innovation opportunities. In 2016, Council established a “Broadband Levy” which collects $300,000 per year, or $11 per household, to facilitate internet services for residents and businesses, in alignment …

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Introducing R2B2 Economist – Dr. Jamie Lee

Dr. Lee will concentrate his work on the economic side of the project, using his expertise to work on sound economic modeling and empirical techniques. Dr. Jamie (Donghoon) Lee holds a B.Sc from the University of Victoria and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Guelph.  He specializes in environmental economics, econometrics and applied …

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‘Rural Broadband in Alberta’ presentation from Dr. Mark Wolfe

Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Mark Wolfe to present a R2B2 project seminar. His topic “Rural broadband in Alberta” provided us with a synopsis of the Digital Futures Symposia, convened annually in Alberta since 2013 with the most recent event held on October 15-16, 2015, in Olds, Alberta. Mark Wolfe’s presentation …

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Interview with Mark Wolfe & Seminar on October 26

On October 26 we will be welcoming Mark Wolfe to the University of Guelph campus for a special presentation on his work in Alberta with rural broadband initiatives. He will be coming fresh from the Van Horne Institutes’ Digital Futures Symposium on Rural Broadband Enablement in Olds, Alberta. He will provide insights into rural broadband initiatives in …

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Incoming Rural Internet Investments to help Connect Canadians

Election campaigns are ramping up across the country and there is a flurry of announcements from the Federal government relating to connecting Canadians. Canada’s 150th celebration is approaching in a few years and in preparation, Canada has launched its’ Digital Canada 150 strategy. First announced back in 2011, this strategy is aimed at preparing Canada for …

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RBC Report on Fibre Investment

“Over the next decade, we believe FTTH will play an increasingly important role in determining returns for investors in the Canadian telecom sector…” Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets has released research on the investment outlook of Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) service that provides perspective for investors in the telecom sector. Essentially it is examining the …

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