Innovator in Business Networking Joins i-CANADA Governors Council
February 20, 2013
February 20, 2013
- An overlooked and often underserved sector in Canada will now have an enhanced voice when TeraGo's President and CEO Bryan Boyd joins the i-CANADA Governors Council, said i-CANADA Chair Bill Hutchison.
"Bryan has specialized in creating communications networks for small and medium-sized knowledge-based enterprises. Our 'knowledge zones' are vital for differentiating our economy from the manufacturing-heavy economies of Asia; we need these businesses to be fast, flexible and well-networked. Bryan focusses on providing linkage solutions that are an alternative to mainstream communications providers; his approaches are innovative and creative."
"Maximizing broadband usage is often critical for businesses that are located in city zones that may not have super-fast connectivity,| stated Mr. Boyd. "If I can help communities by increasing the metabolism of their knowledge zones, I am happy to make a contribution to i-CANADA, and delighted to be joining the Governors Council."
The i-CANADA Governors Council is Chaired by New Brunswick Premier David Alward, and includes other Premiers, Mayors and CEOs. I-CANADA's goal is to create an Intelligent Nation, where each community is making full use of digital inclusion, ultra-broadband communications, and a rainbow of applications, to prosper with the higher employment and better living standards that are the hallmark of Intelligent Communities.
About Bryan Boyd
He initiated and led the development of the company's Broadband business model and managed its roll-out to 46 markets across Canada. Mr. Boyd has over 20 years of experience in the Internet and Telecommunications industries with over 15 years in executive leadership positions.
Mr. Boyd is a graduate of Queen;s University (Kingston), having received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.
TeraGo Networks Inc. provides small and medium sized businesses with carrier-grade broadband, data and voice communications services. The national network service provider owns and manages its wireless IP network servicing 6,500 customer locations in 46 major markets across Canada including Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg. TeraGo Networks is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TeraGo Inc. (TSX: TGO). More information about TeraGo is available at www.terago.ca
i-CANADA is a movement dedicated towards making all Canadian communities -- large and small, urban and rural -- into Intelligent Communities, fully employing e-health, e-work, e-commerce, e-education and e-government, to provide the sustainable prosperity that comes from full digital enablement. i-CANADA is powered by Canada's largest technology organization: the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA). I-CANADA's mission is to provide Canadian communications with the knowledge and tools to become leaders in the global intelligent economy. It is currently working with some 50 Canadian communities, rural and local, to transform them into Intelligent Communities. 'First the community, then the country', is the motto that i-CANADA uses to visualize the evolution of Canada into one of the world's Intelligent Nations. For more information visit: www.icanada.nu