Rural Broadband + Quantum Leaps = New Economic Opportunities

Since 2005, this study has been tracking the nature and context of the rural digital divide in southern Ontario. Rural southern Ontario is in the process of unprecedented change propelled by demographic shifts and a socio-economic balancing act between sub-urban expansion and rural development that involve a renegotiation within the rural landscape in terms of farm and non-farm households and
land use. Broadband coverage in rural southern Ontario is increasing but is characterized by serious gaps in service.