The Town of Vermilion was the first place in Canada to have new Hook’d technology installed, offering free wifi during the Vermilion Fair.
Hook’d was invented by Jeremy Fried, and each pod covers 2,000 metres and is able to hold 1,800 devices. They are also able to overlap and draw from underused areas to support overused areas.
“As a community, we are now saying broadband is a utility, and we want to start making it affordable. It is critical for business and for education
From left, George Rogers, Dr. Rob McMahon, Dr. Michael McNalley, Bryndis Whitson, Robert Pulyk, Alberta Bob Bezpalko, and Mary Lee Prior. Photo Angela Mouly The Van Horne Institute hosted a Digital Futures Symposium at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Vermilion on October 18.
People from around the province gathered to look at a provincial broadband strategy and what’s next at the 9th symposium since 2013. Speakers updated guests on why the need to address regional connectivity