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Season 3 | Episode 8: Management Perspectives: How to bridge the digital divide

Season 3 | Episode 8 – Management Perspectives: How to bridge the digital divide

How Infrastructure Ontario made its own success by rewriting the rules

Amar Singh, executive vice president of Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO’s) Commercial Advisory and Strategy practice, talks about the strategy behind increasing Internet access in Ontario’s rural and remote communities. 

By streamlining processes, using innovative procurement solutions and using geospatial tools like IO’s Broadband One Window, IO has successfully helped Internet service providers, the electricity sector and municipalities work together. It’s all with the aim of improving broadband service in communities all over the province. 

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Infrastructure Ontario 

Infrastructure Ontario’s Accelerated High-Speed Internet Program, also known as “Ontario Connects” 

Read more about Broadband One Window and the Technical Assistance Team 

Read more about IO’s 2022 Project Development—Silver Award for the Accelerated High-Speed Internet Program, awarded by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships 

More from Infrastructure Ontario: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx enable critical utility stakeholder coordination with ArcGIS 

More from the Esri Canada blog: How to leverage GIS for telecommunication network construction 

More from WhereNext Magazine on how a similar problem is being approached in the United States: Telecoms Join National Effort to Close the Digital Divide