Digital infrastructure in Canada session at Canada 3.0
May 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Some interesting data in this session presented by Byron Holland of the Canadian Internet Registry Agency.
According to Byron, price and speed are the foundational elements of a sound national digital infrastructure. Ten years ago, Canada was ranked second or third among our OECD peers on these two metrics. Today, Canada ranks 22nd on speed and 24th on price. The global leaders are Japan, Sweden and France.
Interesting to note that Canada and Sweden have changed rankings over the past ten years. According to Byron, a concerted effort and strong policy environment brought Sweden up from the bottom of the pack.
Lessons for Canada? Let’s continue the conversation….