Bell, Nortel and Chapleau, Ontario, set out to transform the community of Chapleau through the use of technology and business solutions. Jointly implement a wireless broadband network in the city and offers mobile Internet access to 2,800 residents and visitors to the city. They also worked with the city’s five schools, hospital and local businesses to identify and implement business solutions. The hospital is an indoor wireless network, where an improved telephone system and additional computer … Read more »

Bell, Nortel and Chapleau, Ontario, set out to transform the community of Chapleau through the use of technology and business solutions. Jointly implement a wireless broadband network in the city and offers mobile Internet access to 2,800 residents and visitors to the city. They also worked with the city’s five schools, hospital and local businesses to identify and implement business solutions. The hospital is an indoor wireless network, where an improved telephone system and additional computers. The schools are laptops, wireless access, multimedia equipment, and if the teacher training. The community itself, in addition to free wireless broadband service is a community portal, provided computer training and free access to a variety of technologies. The community center is set with multimedia devices. Brought in to study the impact of technology on the community, small business, health and education researcher at the University. A Diabetes Health Study started. Employment is set to 5 residents are available. Over the course of two years spent millions of dollars and learned a lot, not only by Bell and Nortel, but also the community itself, government (federal, provincial, municipal) and others. Bell and Nortel to create lasting relationships with community members. Established a degree of interdependence. Almost two years later, the project is drawing to a close. The Chapleau council expresses its concern over what remain in the community. They call made sustainability solutions for the investment by the project team. The Steering Committee must determine the needs and saliency of the project participants and propose a sustainable solution.
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Gwyneth Edwards
Source: North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
24 pages.
Release Date: 1 December 2011. Prod #: NA0129-PDF-ENG
Bridging the Digital Divide: The case of Bell, Nortel and Chapleau, Ontario HBR case solution

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