Very High Broadband

02/December 08

New pipeline for the economy?

The Internet access subscriptions now available have been conceived on a mass-media basis, assuming that customers use this service rather as consumers than for creative purposes – large access for download, very little upload. To change this situation, Telecom companies must move towards fibre optic broadband connection – while Asia, Europe and the USA have already begun the process of using this technology to benefit the economy, the absence of a similar program in Canada will endanger its economic, cultural and environmental growth. What exactly is very high speed optics? Why is it so important? What is the global picture in figures? Why don’t we talk about it? What can Quebec do about this situation?

Speakers

Introduction by Real Gauthier – Consultant, Concept et Forme

Bill St-Arnaud – Chief Research Officer, CANARIE inc.
Robert Proulx – President Telecommunication, XITTEL
Roland Auger – Cégep de la Gaspésie et des îles General Director