2014 was a big year for fibre broadband, especially with the age of the Internet of Everything on the horizon. Kingston, Ontario was named a Top7 Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum, and Toronto took top honours as the Intelligent Community of the Year thanks to Beanfield’s new waterfront network.
The SWIFT project officially launched earlier in 2014, and the Small Communities application for federal and provincial funding has just been submitted! If approved, the provincial and federal governments will contribute $81 million each (or two thirds of the final cost). The rest of the funding will be supplied by municipal partners and Internet Service Providers, and if all goes according to plan, construction on the fibre infrastructure will begin in 2016 and be completed by 2020!
We are looking forward to all that 2015 will bring to the counties of Southwestern Ontario. We wish everyone a happy holidays and a safe New Year!
— Swift Network (@networkswift) December 16, 2014
— Meeting of the Minds (@MeetoftheMinds) December 16, 2014
— TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) December 16, 2014
— Code.org (@codeorg) December 15, 2014
Last week’s poll results: Are you concerned about your farm’s rising energy costs? 97% answered yes, while 3% said no #ontag
— Ont. Fed. of Agri. (@OntarioFarms) December 15, 2014
Our vision of the #future drives our choices and our behaviors, which produce our outcomes & shape our lives. What’s your future based on?
— Daniel Burrus (@DanielBurrus) December 16, 2014
— SW Economic Alliance (@SWEA_ca) December 17, 2014
— Forbes Tech News (@ForbesTech) December 18, 2014
— Oxford County (@OxfordCounty) December 19, 2014