Rural Broadband Networks and Economic Development: The South Dundas Story

L. Bradley and M. Toms (Canada)


: Rural Broadband, Wireless, Networks, Economic Development.


This paper discusses the implementation of a broadband network in the rural community of South Dundas, Ontario, Canada. A hybrid wireless/fibre network was deployed in 2001. In 2003 a study was commissioned demonstrating a correlation in economic improvements and developments as a direct result of the broadband system implementation.

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