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Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force

 

Clause 8 in Report No. 14 of Committee of the Whole was adopted, without amendment, by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York at its meeting held on October 19, 2017.

 

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Report No. 8 of the
Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force
Meeting Held on October 4, 2017

 

For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on October 12, 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 9:03 a.m. on October 4, 2017.

 

The following were in attendance:

Chair:

T. Van Bynen

Members:

G. Dawe, W. Emmerson, V. Hackson

Staff:

C. Banfield, D. Basso, P. Casey, C. Clark, J. Ingram, P. Jankowski, D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, J. Swan, J. Wheatle


1. Meeting Objectives and Overview

 

Dino Basso, Commissioner of Corporate Services, provided a recap of the Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force meetings which have taken place since the end of 2015.

 

Presentation

 

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

 

2. Broadband Strategy Updates

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the presentation by Doug Lindeblom, Director of Economic Strategy regarding Broadband Strategy Updates on the following topics:

- York Telecom Network Implementation

- YTN Board of Directors

• Regional Chair Emmerson is the first Director to be named to the YTN Telecom Network Board, and the balance of the membership needs to be determined

• Task Force members are asked to advise the Regional Chairman if they are interested in becoming a member of the YTN Board

- Connect to Innovate Status

• A Connect to Innovate funding application has been submitted that, if successful, would double the current YTN footprint

• Funding partners are Southlake Community Broadband Network in Georgina and The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

- Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Smart 21 Award Nomination

• The Region has made a submission to be recognized as an ICF Smart 21 community

- 2017 York Region Broadband & Innovation Summit

Carried

 

Communication

 

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

 

3. Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force Terms of Reference

 

The Task Force recommends receipt of the overview provided by Dino Basso, Commissioner of Corporate Services regarding the York Region Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force Terms of Reference.

Carried

 

Other Business

 

4. Ron Pickett

 

Ron Pickett, President of RDM Management Group addressed the Task Force to offer congratulations on the progress that has been made regarding YTN.

 

5. Continued External Input

 

Regional Chair Emmerson indicated that continued input from external parties is welcomed in the future.

 

The Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

October 4, 2017                                                         T. Van Bynen
Newmarket, Ontario                                                 Chair

C. Clark
1-877-464-9675 x71305

 

 

 


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