The Internet will become
critical to our daily lives. The Internet will "follow us" in our
daily lives (home-car/mobile-office-car-home) and services with
"synched" wireless mobile connectivity will become a way of life.
Canadians are going
to require high-speed services no matter where they are in Canada,
and access wireless connectivity in places never imagined. In fact,
in many ways that are obvious today and in many ways that will only
become apparent in the future, this access for rural Canada and remote
communities will, more than any recent technology evolution, create
an economic, cultural and social level of parity, if you will, a level
The ever-increasing utilization of the Internet and the expanded rich
content is going to stress the current backbone to Service Providers.
The Internet infrastructure is also going to have to be expanded to
include remote locations, and mobile destinations. Ultimately, spectrum
is going to become very scarce and valuable.
We believe that we most often err by optimistically overestimating
the pace of adoption of technology changes initially but, we have
a tendency to underestimate its overall impact on society. To put
simply, information is knowledge, knowledge is the key that unlocks
the future…for everyone. We can't even begin to dream of the applications
that we will be using Internet services for in the next decade.