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Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force

 

Clause 15 in Report No. 1 of Committee of the Whole was adopted, without amendment, by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York at its meeting held on January 21, 2016.

 

15
Report No. 2 of the
Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force
Meeting Held on December 16, 2015

 

For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on January 14, 2016


[Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request
Contact: Regional Clerk’s Office, regional.clerk@york.ca, 18774649675 extension 71320]

 

The Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force meeting was called to order at 9:01 a.m. on December 16, 2015.

 

The following were in attendance:

Chair:

T. Van Bynen

Members:

G. Dawe, W. Emmerson, V. Hackson, J. Jones, S. Pellegrini, M. Quirk

Staff:

D. Basso, L. Bigioni, P. Casey, C. Clark, B. Hughes, D. Kostopoulos, D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, R. Roy, M. Shatil, V. Shuttleworth, J. Swan, A. Urbanski


 

[Click on the titles of the following Items and Presentations to view them]

 

Meeting Objectives and Overview

 

1. Local Municipal Broadband Initiatives

 

The Task Force received an overview of broadband-oriented initiatives within each of the local municipalities from Dino Basso, Commissioner of Corporate Services.

 

Presentations

 

2. Broadband and Innovation Summit Recap

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the presentation by Doug Lindeblom, Director of Economic Strategy regarding “Broadband and Innovation Summit Recap”.

 

3. York Telecom Network Update

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the presentation by John Swan, Director of Information Technology Services regarding “York Telecom Network Update”.

 

4. Broadband Case Studies [3.5 MB]

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the presentation by Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Managing Director, Americas, Industry Digitization and Solutions and Canada VP, Industry Transformation and Innovation, and Ron Gordon, Cisco regarding “Broadband Case Studies” addressing the digital age.

 

Next Steps

 

5. Dates and Topics for Future Meetings

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the “Dates and Topics for Future Meetings” presented by Dino Basso, Director of Corporate Services.

 

Other Business

 

6. Identification of Opportunities

 

The Task Force addressed the following areas for future discussion:

- A review of the scope and scale of current infrastructure and its possibilities

- A progress report and critical path for each planned activity, including participants and financial implications

- A business case for using a shared digital infrastructure to realize efficiencies among local municipalities and a business case for economic development 

 

The Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force meeting adjourned at 11:23 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

December 16, 2015                                                                                                                 T. Van Bynen
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                                Chair

C. Clark
(905) 830-4444 x71305

 

 


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