October 9, 2017
It is full steam ahead for connectivity projects in Alberta. Broadband Preparedness studies from across the province are laying the ground work for future developments. Similarly the taps have started to flow from the federal government’s Connect to Innovate Program and the CRTC continues work in shaping its broadband funding mechanism. Finally, after the October municipal elections across the province, councils new and returning will be looking for initiatives to tackle over the next four years. Taken together communities across Alberta are on the precipice of a strategic opportunity to align efforts and develop enhanced connectivity across the project.
Given this period of strategic opportunity the Van Horne Institute in conjunction with Growth Alberta, and the University of Alberta’s Masters of Arts in Communications and Technology program and School of Library and Information Studies hosts Digital Futures: Strategy and Opportunity November 30th and December 1st in wonderful Westlock. Digital Futures offers a forum that brings together community leaders, government officials, industry, academics and broadband champions to discuss important issues related to community, regional, rural and remote broadband.