Drones Hit New Turf: U.S. Farmland – May 7, 2013
Farmers are starting to investigate the use of drones for a decidedly nonmilitary purpose: monitoring crops and spraying pesticides. As the spring growing season unfolds, universities already are working with agricultural groups to experiment with different types of unmanned aircraft outfitted with sensors and other technologies to measure and protect crop health.
Usage Based Billing for Internet Access and the Future of the Internet – July 14, 2011
The Bell UBB proposal for residential internet access is closely connected with changes in how Canadians watch video, and building the capacity for the next generation of internet, particularly in the last mile. The decisions taken over the next few months should continue the policy of promoting competitive options that have generated so much of the creativity in the industry.
Improving Quality of Life Through Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Senior Fellow Wendell Cox, an international transportation expert, finds that in Canada, Saskatoon has more telecommuters than any other metropolitan area as a percentage of its working-age population, at 1.5%. Next in line are Vancouver and Edmonton tied at 1.1%.
Media Release - Improving Life from Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is already the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work.
We Need Another Green Revolution – September 10, 2008
The best news is that high-yield farming will serve humanity and protect our forests whether the climate warms or cools. We ardently agree with Katherine Sierra that science—especially biotechnology—offers the best hope of being able to feed 8-10 billion people (up from the current 6.5 billion) in 2050.
The Blogosphere – January 14, 2005
Web logs or “blogs” are becoming important communications tools.
Wi-Max Promises High-Speed Internet to Unwired Areas – April 16, 2004
Wi-Max is an emerging wireless technology that will bring high–speed Internet service to most rural locations.
Internet age creates new rural opportunity – April 15, 2004
With high-speed internet and low-cost long distance, you can do a computer-related job from anywhere. Communication technology really does open up the world outside cities to many who would rather work in a small town or in the countryside.
How telework can make your life Utopia – March 15, 2004
Technology is making life in the boondocks just grand, as this heart-warming Globe and Mail story illustrates.
Welcome to the New Rural Pioneers – December 19, 2003
Rural communities should develop marketing strategies to attract high-tech information professionals and businesses.
The Lone Eagles – December 11, 2003
Instead of “chasing smokestacks,” rural communities should take advantage of the environmental and social amenities they have to offer. The priority for enhancing their economies must shift from the pursuit of urban-style industrial expansion to an emphasis on communications infrastructure and environmental quality.
Lone Eagles Rising – September 26, 2001
Terrorist attacks in New York will accelerate the move of urban professionals to the countryside.