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  • 1. Regional  Developments  In   Advanced  Networks   What’s  Happening  In  Alberta   Robin  Winsor     Cybera  
  • 2. Demand  For  Service  •  Academic  •  Public   –  Urban   –  Rural  
  • 3. Provincial  Cloud  IniDaDve   Cybera   March  2010  
  • 4. 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.  
  • 5. “Governments  must  regard  the  internet  as  basic  infrastructure  -­‐  just  like  roads,  waste  and  water”  -­‐  Dr  Hamadoun  Toure,    Secretary-­‐general  of  the  InternaDonal  TelecommunicaDon  Union  
  • 6. “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  “…study  ranks  Canada  19th  worldwide  in  overall  Internet  access.”  Harvard  University  Berkman  Center  Feb  2010  
  • 7. “The  Olds  InsDtute  for  Community  and  Regional  Development  Technology  CommiUee  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.  There  has  been  considerable  work  done  on  content  and  applicaDons  once  the  network  is  lit  up.  The  Dming  of  this  invitaDon  is  good.”        -­‐  Norman  McInnis,  Chief  AdministraDve  Officer  for  Olds  
  • 8. Next  GeneraDon  Needs  •  Exascale  compuDng  
  • 9. Next  GeneraDon  Needs  •  Genomics  
  • 10. Next  GeneraDon  Needs  •  DIYBio  
  • 11. Cloud  Services  •  Google-­‐like  apps:   –  Mail   –  Office  tools  •  Amazon-­‐like  services:   –  VirtualizaDon  •  Open  Source  accessibility  
  • 12. Export  ConsideraDons  •  Supernet  /  Axia  •  Singapore  •  Uraguay  •  Israel  
  • 13. Cost  to  Connect  ($/month)   Rural   Urban   Speed  (Mbps)   Satellite   Wireless   Cable  1.0   70  1.5   100   49  3.0   65  5.0   89  10   47  26   70  50   100