WEBCAST TODAY: Spectrum and Indigenous Connectivity: Intervening in ISED Consultation

Today Friday Oct 1 2021 at 11:00 EDT (15:00 UTC) ISOC.LIVE will webcast a recording of the Internet Society Sep 21 webinar to discuss the importance of spectrum for enabling broadband Internet service in Indigenous communities across Canada. Ensuring access to adequate spectrum provides opportunities for underserved communities to connect themselves with reliable, affordable Internet that is provided by the current market.

In August, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) initiated a consultation on a new supplementary licensing process (Access Licensing framework) for unused spectrum to support innovation and the availability of rural services. If implemented correctly, this process can be a major benefit for Indigenous connectivity efforts across Canada.

This webinar provided the background needed to engage in ISED’s consultation process, which closes on October 12, focusing on the importance of spectrum for Indigenous communities, the current state of spectrum policy in Canada, promising practices for spectrum allocation in the US, and navigating the consultation process.

Mark Buell, regional Vice President North America, Internet Society

Steve Song, Policy Advisor, Mozilla Corporation
Laura Tribe, Executive Director, OpenMedia
Darrah Blackwater, Law & Policy Fellow, University of Arizona
MODERATOR Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canadian Spectrum Policy Research / University of Calgary

Faud Khan, Founder & Chief Security Analyst, TwelveDot Inc.
Erick Huerta, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Rhizomatica
Reza Rajabiun, Research Fellow. Ryerson University
Dr. Rob McMahon, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
Sally Braun, General Manager, Western James Bay Telecom Network

LIVESTREAM http://livestream.com/internetsociety/indigenousspectrum (open captions)

TRANSCRIPTS English | Inuktitut 

TWITTER #indigenousspectrum @isoc_na @mebuell @stevesong @ltribe @blackwatersoul @gregorytaylor1 @erickenredes @ISED_CA #spectrum #tvws #crtc

https://youtu.be/Etw5viVlChQ (ISOC NA)


IMAGE: Darrah Blackwater