Improving Internet Connectivity
High-speed Internet is changing how we work, live, educate, entertain ourselves and govern our communities. Families, individuals and businesses are increasingly becoming dependent on digital connectivity so that they can access goods and services that are becoming more readily available and accessible online.
Access to fast, unlimited and reliable broadband is becoming a vital necessity for communities and businesses so that they can compete in the global economy.
In the month of May, 2019, SWIFT announced that over $31M will be made available to support targeted projects bringing high-speed broadband to rural homes and business in Lambton County, Wellington County and Norfolk County.
Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), a not-for-profit corporation, was initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus to address the region’s connectivity challenge. The project is delivered in partnership with member municipalities, as well as with the government of Ontario and Canada.
Technovation is a global challenge started in California in 2009 and has since grown to encourage 10,000 girls across 78 countries to pursue technology courses and careers. Girls work in teams of 3-5 students and are challenged to identify a problem in their community, research and create a mobile app that solves the issue. Student teams work closely with mentors to build the idea into a working app with a business plan as guided through the curriculum.
Internet Exchange Point
An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure through which multiple networks can connect and share resources. CWE will be host to WEDIX, which serves to improve internet services by keeping local traffic local, in turn improving security and reducing latency. Our target date for live operation is in early 2017. Interested in Peering with us? Contact Us here and enter Peering in the subject line.