The CRTC today released the final chapter (for now) in its net neutrality governance framework, creating policy that establishes strong safeguards against net neutrality violations and severely restricts the ability for providers to engage in zero rating practices. When combined with the federal government’s clear support for net neutrality, the Canadian framework is now one
Dear i-Canada partner, I am delighted to announce that i-Canada has agreed to partner with IT World Canada (ITWC) on a new national awards program highlighting excellence in digital transformation. The Digital Transformation Awards is a program designed to recognize the best examples of business or organizational digital transformation in the country. It is open
The following article overviews the i-Valley event held during September 2016, featuring Terry Dalton and Barry Gander. The event focused on the promotion of Annapolis Valley as a “smart community.”
What the lessons of Stratford’s Smart Community Renaissance offer to Annapolis Valley communities A report from a Summit of Annapolis Valley Mayors, Wardens, Chiefs and Economic Leaders on August 25, 2016 On August 25th 2016 Annapolis Valley leaders listened with awe to a presentation by Stratford, ON, Mayor Dan Mathieson. Mayor Mathieson outlined the benefits that came
Berwick, Nova Scotia, August 26, 2016 – Fourteen of the Mayors, Wardens, and Chiefs in communities along the Annapolis Valley pledged yesterday to work together to create a “Smart Annapolis Valley,” using broadband services to compete and prosper on a global stage. The meeting was hosted by i-Valley and the Valley Regional Enterprise Network. At
This map visualizes the history of urban settlements over 6,000 years. The data shown in the map comes from a Yale-led study published earlier this month in Scientific Data, which compiled the most comprehensive dataset on historical urban populations to date.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect at the World Future Cities Summit, but I have to say, it surpassed my expectations! Today the topics ran the gamut and the speakers once again were extremely impressive in their knowledge. We began the morning with the CEO of the MaRS Discovery District who talked about similar
Acclaimed author William Mougayar will describe a technology that will allow organizations to reinvent field after field – blockchain – at The WORLD FUTURE CITIES SUMMIT. Blockchain has been called a “core Innovation” by Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen. The technology is a decentralized digital ledger that’s accessible to millions of users and is cryptographically secured,
Whatever happened to the promise of the “gigabit city?” There are still barriers to fast, available, and consistent broadband connections but this is slowly changing, notes one industry observer. According to broadband industry analyst Craig Settles, high-speed broadband is the “killer app” that will kickstart innovation and growth within North American communities. Settles will explore the topic
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