The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the impact of the digital divide. Ontario residents lacking access to high-speed broadband infrastructure have not been able to fully participate in the opportunities available to their connected neighbours. For rural communities, the path towards economic success heavily depends on the availability of high-speed, high-capacity digital infrastructure.
Farms and related agricultural industries need greater access to automated machinery, drones, and other technologies to meet the demands of consumers over the coming years. Vehicle to Everything (V2X) applications will require universal coverage to assist in automating logistics capabilities.
This whitepaper explores these challenges and how BAI’s neutral host, ‘open access’ connectivity approach can help municipal authorities overcome them.