Getting Connected: Can Communications Technology Transform Your Community?
Bird Island Resort, St.
Bride's, Placentia Bay
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, at 7:00 pm
View the poster and the program.
This session explored how rural regions
can use information communication technology – such as the
Internet, mobile phones, computers and satellite systems – to
support economic development and improve their quality of life.
- Can these technologies improve education and healthcare, lead
to more competitive businesses and industries, and bridge the
divide between rural and urban economies?
- What changes to the communications infrastructure, such as
access to high-speed Internet, are required to allow the Avalon
Gateway Region to tap into the potential of connectivity?
- How can we make these changes happen?
The lecture featured four outstanding
Dr. Dale Foster
, professor of information
systems, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University.
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Pat Curran, executive director, Irish Loop
Paul Dubé, executive director,
Newfoundland Association of Technology Industries
Harvey Brenton, marketing manager, Argentia