Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Internet Means Not Having to Choose Between Urban & Rural

By Mike Beitz, Staff Reporter, The Beacon Herald (Excerpted from “Broadbandwagon on right track”, April 13, 2012.) … Stratford is proof that high-speed connectivity is a great leveller of big urban centres and smaller rural ones, [ICF Co-Founder, Robert Bell] … Continue reading…

High speed Internet puts Stratford on par

By John Kastner, Managing Editor, The Beacon Herald. “How you gonna keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen Paris.” ~ First World War song When the boys came back from the First World War there was a concern … Continue reading…

Broadband & Internet: Whither Canada?

By Ian E. Wilson, Executive Director, Stratford Institute for Digital Media The Stratford Institute for Digital Media has prepared a major evaluation of provincial and territorial government web sites. A press release has just been issued as part of the lead … Continue reading…

ICF Founder’s Visit 2012: Stratford’s Digital Buffet

As part of the annual Intelligent Community Awards cycle, each of the Top Seven Communities of the Year are visited by one of the ICF founders for two days to see firsthand what communities are doing to cultivate a local … Continue reading…

Online Education Catching On

It’s kinda fun to see US technology news sites touting developments and proposals for initiatives that are already well established here in and around Stratford. Here’s an article just posted on the Smart Planet site, “Public high school goes virtual”. … Continue reading…