The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the disadvantages of being without access to broadband. Within a week everything including schools, colleges, workplaces, health appointments were online – and it was robust and reliable broadband that enabled that transition. However, that level of access is not a reality for everyone.
Initiatives such as the recent High-Speed Access for All: Canada’s Connectivity Strategy are among the solutions and advancements being made at the provincial and municipal levels are rapidly helping to ensure all Canadians benefit from digital service delivery. To get there, we will need creative ideas, community partners and new infrastructure and technology.
PSN’s Delivering Broadband Connectivity virtual event provides practical and implementable solutions to overcome broadband connectivity challenges, including for rural and remote communities with the help of technological advancements, funding and partnering models. This 2-hour webinar promises to bring together community leaders and related stakeholders to provide a wealth of economic research; how-to materials; case histories highlighting what is working well and what is not; and other practical information for immediate use.
Understand the role of the government in minimizing the digital and social divide impacting broadband connectivity
Be the first to see the latest technologies in the broadband domain and gain insights to benefit your community
Learn from best practices to deploy home broadband in your rural, remote, or Indigenous community
Analyze various partnership models for successful implementation of broad technologies
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Mayor Allan Thompson
Chair of Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)
Mayor Dan Mathieson
Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)
West Parry Sound SMART Community Network Inc
University of Guelph