Why is a company willing to make a major investment into improved access to high-speed internet for Beaumont? How will it recover its investment?

The proponent is committing significant financial resources to support similar projects in Canada and is looking for willing partners. Beaumont’s size, its location and the city’s willingness to embrace innovative ideas make it an ideal location for one of the first projects in Canada.

Like any business, the proponent does expect to make a return on its investment. Once the network is built, it will receive revenue from fees charged to internet service providers.

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1. What is an open-access network?
2. What is 10 gigabit? What are the benefits?
3. Beaumont already has one-gigabit per second internet in some places. What’s the difference?
4. Why is a company willing to make a major investment into improved access to high-speed internet for Beaumont? How will it recover its investment?
5. Who will own and operate the network?