OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Communications infrastructure is one of the linchpin issues shaping the future of Canada's North. One potential solution to overcome the high costs of serving rural and remote communities is for public sector partners to co-invest in open access backbone networks.
At Northern Lights 2014, Adam Fiser, Senior Research Associate, Centre for the North, will describe how this model can provide communities with accessible and affordable high-speed networks that interconnect with the larger carriers and internet exchange points in major urban centres.
The presentation is based on analysis published in the 2013 Conference Board of Canada report, Mapping the Long-Term Options for Canada's North: Telecommunications and Broadband Connectivity.
This report provides a timely and comprehensive overview of the telecommunications challenges facing the North and makes a series of recommendations that can help lead to more reliable, affordable and sustainable telecommunications infrastructure in the North.
|When:||Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9 a.m.|
|Where:||Ottawa Convention Centre, Rooms 205/206, Level 2|
|Who:|| Adam Fiser, Senior Research Associate, Centre for the North will discuss
the findings of the report in the Communications Infrastructure panel.
The Centre for the North is present at Northern Lights 2014 (Booth 514) from Wednesday, Jan. 29 to Saturday, Feb. 1.
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SOURCE: Conference Board of Canada
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