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Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force

Clause 16 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 26, 2017.

 

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Report No. 6 of the
Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force
Meeting Held on December 14, 2016

 

For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on January 19, 2017


[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 a.m. on December 14, 2016.

 

The following were in attendance:

Chair:

T. Van Bynen

Members:

G. Dawe, W. Emmerson, V. Hackson, M. Quirk, G. Rosati

Staff:

M. Adlam, C. Banfield, C. Clark, A. Cummings, B. Hughes,J. Ingram, D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, M. McCulloch, R. Roy, V. Shuttleworth, J. Swan, D. Szeptycki, J. Wheatle


1. Meeting Objectives and Overview

 

The Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force received a recap, provided by Doug Lindeblom, Director of Economic Strategy, of the past five meetings and an overview of the agenda items for this meeting.

 

Presentations

 

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

 

2. Broadband & Innovation Summit and "Intelligent Community" Designation Update

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the presentation by Jonathan Wheatle, Manager of Strategic Economic Initiatives regarding “Broadband & Innovation Summit and ‘Intelligent Community’ Designation Update”.

 

3. YTN Governance Structure and Business Plan Update

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the presentation by Keith Ponton, IBI Group regarding “YTN Governance Structure and Business Plan Update”.

 

Deputations

 

4. Xplornet's Infrastructure Deployment Plans for York Region

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the deputation by Jennifer McWilliams, Manager of Public Sector Outreach, Xplornet Communications Inc. regarding “Xplornet's Infrastructure Deployment Plans for York Region”.

 

[Click on the title of the following Deputation to view it]

 

5. Zayo's Infrastructure Deployment Plans for York Region

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the deputation by Kelly Haug, Director of Dark Fibre Services and Jorge Figueiredo, Business Development Lead, Zayo Group regarding “Zayo's Infrastructure Deployment Plans for York Region”.

 

Communications

 

[Click on the title of the following Communication to view it]

 

6. Plug in to Peak Productivity

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the communication from Colliers International regarding the June 2016 Spark Report “Plug in to Peak Productivity”, which includes a focus on the City of Markham as an advantageous location for businesses due to the availability of fibre.

 

Next Steps

 

7. Dates and Topics for Future Meetings

 

The Task Force received an update from Doug Lindeblom, Director of Economic Strategy highlighting the following topics for future meetings:

1. 18 Month Review of Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force Mandate

2. YTN Implementation Update

3. Federal Funding Opportunities

4. Intelligent Community (ICF) Designation Update

5. Private Sector Perspectives / Investment Plans

 

The Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force meeting adjourned at 10:42 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

December 14, 2016                                                                                                                   T. Van Bynen
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                                 Chair

C. Clark
1-877-464-9675 x71305

 

 


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