Presentations for View Royal's open fibre network:
VION is a new organization formed for the following
Recognizing that informed uses of Information and Communications
Technologies (ICTs) are important to Vancouver Island's development,
and that community-based action to evolve their use in relation to
local needs is essential, the Vancouver Island Open Network (VION)
Promote the use of
advanced network technologies and online services for socio-economic
development of communities on Vancouver Island,
- Promote cooperation
in the growth of open access network infrastructures and community
based networks that will provide reliable, high bandwidth last mile
connectivity at fair prices for all communities on Vancouver
- Work to transform
the way in which citizens of communities on Vancouver Island interact
with one another, with public and private institutions, and with the
world through their use of ICTs.
Membership in VION is open and voluntary to individuals or organizations who can
contribute to or will benefit from the development of broadband
infrastructure which supports Vancouver Island communities.
VION views the issues and communities addressed in this
application as only a part of a larger whole. We are aware of a
number of communities on Vancouver Island that are very interested in
acquiring broadband infrastructure.
VION's aim is to support these communities and to promote shared
solutions that will lead to enhanced community control of
infrastructure through cost effective solutions.
Board of Directors and its embryonic Advisory Committee there exist
the following capabilities:
Community Network development
Information technology management
Public library management
The members of the
advisory committee represent a number of Island
communities, including some of those that are the subject of our BRAND
intended to grow the absent capacity for collaboration in the uses of
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development both
within and across communities on Vancouver Island.
VION will ensure that learning and control remains with the
communities by increasing their capacity to:
a. understand the range and consequences of the various telecom
choices available to them
b. evaluate those choices in relation to their socio-economic
development needs and plans
c. negotiate the implementation of their choices with the suppliers of
ICT services and products.