Demand For Network Services • Academic – Growing but well served • Public – Urban • Growing but well served – Rural • Grossly under-‐served
Almost four in ﬁve people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
“Governments must regard the internet as basic infrastructure -‐ just like roads, waste and water” -‐ Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-‐general of the InternaLonal TelecommunicaLon Union “…study ranks Canada 19th worldwide in overall Internet access.” Harvard University Berkman Center Feb 2010 “If we do not act with haste, the innovaDons that could employ our future work force could well pass us by” Globe and Mail editorial Feb 2010
Olds, Alberta4,000,000 • 7,200 residents • 3,200 Homes & Businesses • College # of users Community Lab $ / User
“The Olds InsDtute for Community and Regional Development Technology Commiiee has a vision to make Olds the small and medium enterprise capital of Alberta built on superior cyberinfrastructure. The OICRD is currently building a private ﬁber network that will connect every home and business in the community.” -‐ Norman McInnis, Chief AdministraLve Oﬃcer for Olds
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