Project: City of Kingston Broadband Strategy

The City of Kingston is interested in improving access to high-quality broadband Internet services as part of its Smart Kingston Strategy. This effort, the Broadband Strategy, aims to fill the gaps that exist in high-quality broadband connectivity in a financially and institutionally sustainable way. The project seeks to balance economic efficiency and equity measures, while providing the infrastructure required for the growth and prosperity of the city.

Limestone has partnered with the City of Kingston, as well as the Queen’s Economics Department and the Department of Geography and Planning, to undertake the Kingston Broadband Gap Analysis. The work includes: 

  • Research design and data collection services;
  • Geospatial analysis to identify gaps in access to high-quality broadband Internet service;
  • Econometric analysis to estimate the economic value of access to high-quality broadband Internet service;
  • Cost Benefit Analysis to model the economic impact of expanding access to high-quality broadband Internet service to currently underserved areas;

Clients / Partners

Timeline

May-August

2019

Research design and data collection
August-December

2019

Geospatial Gap Analysis and Economic Impact Assessment