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York Region ranked #9 in the world for Broadband

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The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has named York Region as the #9 Intelligent Community in the world for Broadband. The ICF is an international organization focused on helping communities use technology to create prosperity, tackle social challenges and enrich their quality of life.

York Region launched its Broadband Strategy in 2014 to provide equitable connectivity throughout the region. One of the outcomes of this strategy was the formation of YorkNet, a Region-owned corporation that manages the operation and growth of an open-access fibre network. What began as a single connection between two buildings in 2002 has evolved into a more than 200-kilometre fibre highway connecting a variety of buildings and systems in municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals across the region.

Another significant outcome of the Broadband Strategy is the installation of an ORION point-of-presence at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket in 2015. ORION is a high-speed fibre network connecting universities and research centres across Ontario and is used by more than 2 million researchers and educators in the province.

York Region has also received the following recognition from the ICF:

  • 2018 ICF Smart21 Intelligent Community of the Year Award
  • #10 Intelligent Community in the world with a population over 1 million
  • #25 Intelligent Community in the world for Innovation
  • #27 Intelligent Community in the world for Knowledge Workforce

York Region is committed to establishing itself as an intelligent community that uses technology to increase quality of life for residents.

More information about York Region’s Intelligent Community Forum recognition can be found at intelligentcommunity.org



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