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Policy &

Economic Analysis

Developing and using state-of-the-art economic models we analyze how the Internet directly impacts the welfare of citizens in Southwestern Ontario.


Geospatial analysis

The collection, creation, management, analysis, and visualization of spatial data are critical components of the R2B2 project. Many of the project’s research topics and questions are explicitly spatial in nature. 

Precision Agriculture

Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector has a number of new digital tools and processes as a result of developments in various technological fields. R2B2 calls this “the connected farm” involving integration across real and virtual landscapes.

Building a Connected


We welcome new collaborations and seek to ensure the best possible knowledge base for “all things rural Internet.” We do this not only for the sake of top-notch research and innovation, but also for the benefit of everyone living in Ontario and across Canada.