Cybera: BCNet regional developments panel

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Cybera: BCNet regional developments panel

  1. 1. Regional Developments In Advanced Networks What’s Happening In Alberta Robin Winsor Cybera
  2. 2. Demand For Network Services <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing but well served </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Next Generation Needs <ul><li>Exascale computing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Demand For Network Services <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing but well served </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growing but well served </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grossly under-served </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Population Density (Population / Sq Km)
  7. 7. “… study ranks Canada 19th worldwide in overall Internet access.” Harvard University Berkman Center Feb 2010 “ If we do not act with haste, the innovations that could employ our future work force could well pass us by” Globe and Mail editorial Feb 2010 “ Governments must regard the internet as basic infrastructure - just like roads, waste and water” - Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union
  8. 8. $ / User # of users 4,000,000
  9. 9. Lab $ / User # of users 4,000,000 Community <ul><li>Olds, Alberta </li></ul><ul><li>7,200 residents </li></ul><ul><li>3,200 Homes & Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul>
  10. 10. Alberta – Population Distribution
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. “ The Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development Technology Committee 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 Administrative Officer for Olds
  13. 14. Homes Homes Homes Homes Businesses Businesses Businesses Distribution Point Public CyberInfrastructure Utility SuperNet SuperNet Content Co. Satellite Farm
  14. 15. Regional Developments In Advanced Networks What’s Happening In Alberta Robin Winsor Cybera

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