A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF ALBERTA RURAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT
Significant study on Broadband in Alberta projects large payback to society for every dollar spent.
SouthGrow Regional Economic Development has released the full text of a year-long study to quantify the benefits of building high-speed broadband networks to every home in the province of Alberta. The results are impressive and predict a very conservative 3 to 1 return on investment for the most extreme and expensive test-cases.
“SouthGrow has been helping communities in southern Alberta get broadband infrastructure for almost a decade. There’s still a big divide between those who have fast connections, and those who don’t. Those who don’t are not competitive today,” said Peter Casurella, Executive Director of SouthGrow.
Bridging the Digital Divide - Canada's Rural & Remote Broadband Conference
November 12 - 14 2019
North Bay, Ontario
Providing an information sharing forum for community leaders, rural advocates, service providers and government.
MAKE BROADBAND AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE, RURAL COMMUNITY LEADER URGES PROVINCE
From the National Post "Make broadband an essential service, rural community leader urges province"
RURAL COMMUNITIES OF LA GLACE AND VALHALLA CENTRE, ALBERTA, WILL BENEFIT FROM FASTER INTERNET
Residents to recieve faster internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment.
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