Municipalities, communities, ISP, telecoms are quickly learning the two buzz words in Broadband – middle mile and last mile. They are mentioned in almost all funding programs for broadband provincially and federally in Canada.
The Middle Mile is an industry term that best describes the network infrastructure to the last mile ( i.e. local ) networks to ISP, telecom & cable carriers and the internet. The last mile refers to the technology providing connection services to and from a house, business or institution.
Nova Scotia Dept. of Business is expecting to announce the Middle Mile Strategy sometime this spring. BrightStar has been hired to put the strategy together and provided some updates recently in meetings held at Truro and Dartmouth in early March 2017.