Focus question: Are there ways to effect coordination and economies of scale to enable final-mile projects across the province?
This question overlaps with some of the other focus questions and asks what models or approaches are available to help rural communities work together to take advantage of opportunities and address barriers with regard to digital infrastructure.
Some of the areas to be related questions include:
A.) What are the possibilities for sharing infrastructure or pooling purchases to achieve economies of scale?
B.) What are the possibilities for sharing application development and support costs? (Cloud computing, open source, etc.)
C.) What is the role for open source software and non-proprietary licensing?
D.) What are the possibilities for sharing expertise and knowledge management among rural communities?