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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32139

Title: Going Wi-Fi in Canada: Municipal, and Community Initiatives
Authors: Powell, Alison
Shade, Leslie Regan
Keywords: Wi-Fi
Wireless Internet Technologies
Broadband
Smart Community
Community Economic Development
Private-Public Partnerships
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking
Citation: Powell, Alison And Leslie Regan Shade (2005). "Going Wi-Fi in Canada: Municipal, and Community Initiatives," CRACIN Working Paper No. 6, June 2005, Toronto: Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking/Alliance canadienne de recherche pour le réseautage et l'innovation communautaires.
Series/Report no.: CRACIN Working Paper
6
Abstract: Several municipalities in Canada have explored deploying Wi-Fi for community economic development – for both businesses and touristic applications, and for municipal policing and other services – such as remote monitoring of parking meters and the automation of other services. Toronto’s Chief Information Officer, John Davies has been monitoring policy debates in Philadelphia over their municipal Wi-Fi initiatives to see whether their proposed service offerings can be replicated in Toronto and fit it within their ‘e-city’ vision. Many municipal Wi-Fi projects are the result of private-public partnerships where private companies receive a license to distribute wireless internet signals to citizens.
Description: Subsequently published as: Powell, Alison and Leslie Regan Shade (2006) “Going WiFi in Canada: Municipal and Community Initiatives,” Government Information Quarterly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32139
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