Key: Your Own Network

The most advanced broadband communities supply their own communications networks. Not one of the 14 winners of the ICF’s global “Most Intelligent Community” award, has had their network provided by a telecommunications company. Networks that are provided with the mission of community value, are more advanced than those run to make a profit. Here are […]

Read More…

Rural Survival Means Broadband

Between 25-50% of all rural job loss is due to a lack of broadband (Broadband Communities Magazine) The average home today has six Internet-connected devices that require increasingly dense broadband capacity High-definition video produces five times more data than normal The telecom infrastructure currently available to residential consumers in Ottawa is not capable of supporting […]

Read More…

Rural Survival

Network-driven innovation is the most important single factor creating economic growth today: Innovation has created two-thirds of all economic growth (study: 2000-2008, UK) The face of Innovation is networked: The Internet accounts for 21% of all global GDP growth among developed nations Facebook is now worth more than Walmart, the world’s largest retailer Apple, Microsoft […]

Read More…

Broadband For Smart Rural Regions: The Need

A Smart Rural Region is anyone or grouping of communities, large or small, central or remote, that enjoys the economic development, job growth and social prosperity that bloom when software applications are used to engage the energy of all sectors of the community. Broadband: The next essential utility, after hydro Innovation: Ecosystems charge the community […]

Read More…

Network-In-A-Box

i-Valley is a not-for-profit movement to create Smart Rural Communities and regions, that mobilize citizens to achieve faster economic growth, better health care and greater sustainability, through the engagement of users with advanced enabling technologies. We unite with a Consortium of best-practice partners, selected to suit each community’s specific situation – to provide a complete […]

Read More…