Outline the potential
national and international market opportunities that your demonstration
project will create for Canadian-made technologies.
The Kuh-ke-nah Network
of Smart Communities is a model for emerging nations worldwide.
It will demonstrate the efficacy and robustness of Canadian telecommunications
and information technologies in field applications and present
new opportunities for their use in similar First Nations and developing
world contexts. The acuity of this need is drawn out in the Final
Report of the G8 Government On-line Project - Recommendation 9:
"One of the objectives GOL was unable to meet was the transfer
of technology, particularly to the developing countries" (p. 53).
Kuh-ke-nah proposes a template for implementing SMART solutions
that will meet widely shared needs and concerns of developing
nations in Canada and around the world (See attached letter from
Al Kingan, Director, Government Telecommunications & Informatics