So, What do we do about it? CRTC? Parliament? Anyone?

For the two boys and father JR Shaw, the company faces a future retirement bill of some $147 million, according to its own actuaries. The amount these three men have paid into this plan: zero. The amount the company has set aside for the liability: zero. … More So, What do we do about it? CRTC? Parliament? Anyone?

World’s Fastest Broadband & $43 million executive compensation

I was invited to attend an Industry Canada roadshow last week in Calgary. It was part of a national tour gathering input to formulate a new “Digital Economy Strategy for Canada.” One of the concerns raised was the dismal state of broadband service in Canada. We now rank about 33rd in download speeds behind Estonia … More World’s Fastest Broadband & $43 million executive compensation

Tech finance innovation or “crowdsourcing for capital”

Interesting to see a new approach to technology funding being taken by Podium Funds of Calgary; http://www.podiumfunds.com/ Podium describes their innovative model as follows; PODIUM Participation Funds (PPF) is local capital backing local ventures with global potential. This provides Calgarians the opportunity to invest in our city while maintaining the potential for a world-class return. With … More Tech finance innovation or “crowdsourcing for capital”

A National Commitment to Remain Competitive

Wow, look’s like they may have had some help from Jon Favreau (President Obama’s speechwriter) on the introduction to America’s new National Broadband Plan entitled “Connecting America”. Here’s the opening lines of the introduction; Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century. Like electricity a century ago, broadband is a foundation for … More A National Commitment to Remain Competitive

How intelligent are Alberta communities ???

(Honolulu, Hawaii & New York, New York, January 20, 2010) – The Intelligent Community Forum named its 2010 Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year. They include: Arlington County, VA, USA, Dublin, Ohio, USA, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Suwon, South Korea, Tallinn, Estonia. “The Top Seven of 2010 have demonstrated ingenuity … More How intelligent are Alberta communities ???