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Canada a ‘laggard’ in ICT investment, growth, forum hears

telecom | 06/01/2016 10:38 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada needs to “come to grips” with its lagging productivity and mobile broadband penetration if it wants to compete on the global stage, panellists said Wednesday during the annual Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Canadian Internet Forum. It’s not that sexy to talk about the economy and national productivity, Chris Tacit, vice-president of the Internet Society Canada Chapter, told attendees gathered at the Museum of Nature, adding that two key challenges to tackle are the discoverability of information and communications technologies...