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  1. 1. Vancouver & Collaboration Rick Adams ICT Manager City of Coquitlam
  2. 2. Coquitlam, British Columbia Discover the Advantage! Rick Adams (radams@coquitlam.ca) For i-Canada - November, 2011
  3. 3. Location, location, location
  4. 4. Population Growth
  5. 5. Our Economy
  6. 6. Labour Force• Total labour force 61,805• Education level • University/College 57% • Trades 10% • High School 25%• BC Unemployment rate 7.5% (August 2011)• Local job availability est. <50%
  7. 7. Transportation - Gateway
  8. 8. Transportation - Evergreen Line • Approved in 2011 • Est. Project Cost: $1.4B • 11 km (6 stations) connects Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond & Vancouver • Ridership: 70,000 / day by 2021
  9. 9. City Centre Development
  10. 10. City Centre Development
  11. 11. City Centre Development
  12. 12. Development - 7200 GreenfieldLots
  13. 13. Y2K Smart CommunitiesGrant
  14. 14. Coquitlam Optical NetworkCorporation - QNet• Local government corporation incorporated Nov. 12, 2008 as per a 30 year business plan approved by Council in March, 2008• Wholly owned by the City of Coquitlam with independent board of six directors• Startup financing: $5 million loan from City, profitable by 2014, long term source of non- tax revenue• Primary service – lease dark fibre optic cables to primarily to competitive telecom companies
  15. 15. Key Milestones• 1999 – 2003: Approx. 45kms of underground ducts installed by Engineering for traffic signal network• 2003 – 2004: 45kms of fibre deployed to support Voice-over-IP telephone system ($750k cost paid for with telecom savings of $302k/year)• March 2008: Council approves QNet business plan, QNet incorporated in Nov/08• 2009: City RFP for Internet and telephone services brings in Bell and Allstream as upstream service providers for QNet• 2010: Uniserve begins selling competitive Internet and telephone residential and business services
  16. 16. QNet Business Model
  17. 17. QNet Connection Strategy
  18. 18. Transportation is Our Core Business
  19. 19. City of Coquitlam / QNet Benefits• Reduce the impacts of telecom installation on City rights-of-way – Except for TELUS & Shaw, telecom companies wishing to install fibre optics in Coquitlam now lease from QNet (e.g. Rogers Wireless, Bell) – No concerns about impacts on rights-of-way if new competitors enter the Canadian telecom market – Work with wireless carriers to improve wireless services in a publicly responsible manner
  20. 20. LTE Cellular Picocell Prototype
  21. 21. City of Coquitlam / QNet Benefits• Improve telecom services and costs for the City and community partners: – Hard dollar operating savings of $357,000 per year – Two state-of-the-art data centre / co-location facilities with green cooling technology – Ability to centrally deploy and manage the latest ICT applications in all of our facilities and for mobile workers – Internet connection speed increased by over 1000%
  22. 22. City of Coquitlam / QNet Benefits• Enable the delivery of competitive telecom services in order to foster job creation, home based businesses and virtual workplace (i.e. home office)
  23. 23. Our Business is Your Future!
  24. 24. Qconnect Residential Pricing
  25. 25. Qconnect Residential Pricing
  26. 26. QNet Connection Strategy
  27. 27. Stranded Telecom Utilities• Kamloops• Penticton• Prince George• Grand Forks• Columbia Basin Trust• Yellowknife
  28. 28. N.A. Metro Area Exchanges
  29. 29. Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX)
  30. 30. BC.Net Internet Exchange (VANTX)
  31. 31. VANTX Internet Service Providers• Bell Canada• Shaw Business Solutions• Peer 1 (USA)• Tata Communications (India)• TELUS• Columbia Networks• RackForce Networks• Primus Telecom• AEBC Internet Corp.• Skyway West
  32. 32. QNet Internet Exchange
  33. 33. Connecting to the Source - Benefits• Predictable competitive pricing for QNet customers• Expand the market – additional ISPs• Fully utilize capabilities of our Poirier co- location facility (rack rentals, backup and DR, cloud computing, etc.)• CivicInfo BC provincial video conferencing• Competitive exchange for other municipalities
  34. 34. Vancouver and Collaboration• Making it happen: – City of New Westminster (power utility) – District of Maple Ridge (job creation) – Port Coquitlam (Coquitlam school district & RCMP) – City of North Vancouver (gas utility) – Langley / Abbotsford (job creation) – BC.Net & BC Broadband Association (advocacy)
  35. 35. Vancouver and Collaboration• Watching it happen: – City of Vancouver (competitive downtown core) – City of Burnaby (competitive high tech district & SAP) – City of Richmond (city facilities only) – City of Surrey (other priorities) – MetroVan (GVRD) (too expensive) – TransLink (for internal systems only) – BC Hydro (for internal systems only) – Province of BC ($1 billion 10 yr TELUS agreement – rural connectivity a priority)
  36. 36. Diverse, Urban & Connected

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