Rebuilding the Last Mile – April 27, 2012
Canada has fallen behind the times in the area of high speed internet, where it once was a leader. To recover our former place, this study argues, a policy framework that encourages competition and allow third party companies to challenge incumbents will be necessary.
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.
Telecommuting and Working at Home in the Emerging Work Environment – June 24, 2011
Wendell Cox documents the rise of telecommuting and working from home in Canada.
Whither Taxi Regulation – May 17, 2011
Smart phones promise to shake up the traditional taxi industry and the regulations governing it by creating a decentralised network of taxi dispatch.
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%.
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.