Barrhead Virtual Business Networking

Date: 

Monday, May 31, 2021 to Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Rural Broadband In Alberta: From Access To Opportunities

At this meeting, we have invited two speakers from the University of Alberta to present on the below hot topics regarding access and opportunities to rural broadband in Alberta.

Rural Broadband in Alberta: From Access to Opportunities- Dr. Rob McMahon and Dr. Michael McNally, University of Alberta
• Rural broadband has become increasingly important -- from accessing business opportunities to delivering essential services including education and health care. The impacts of COVID-19 further demonstrate the essential role of broadband, while also highlighting persistent digital inequalities.
• In this presentation these speakers will introduce key technical, policy/regulatory, operational, and usage aspects of rural broadband in Alberta. They will also review existing tools and resources, including available funding opportunities and provincial initiatives.

Additionally, you will hear updates from the Town of Barrhead, Barrhead County, Barrhead Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures Yellowhead East, and have a chance to network with leaders from the community.

Registration is FREE!