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Tue, Sep 12 @ 1pm ET

Bridging the Digital Divide: Broadband Expansion's Impact on Infrastructure and Road Permits in the United States and Canada

Guest Speaker: Anish Makim, Partner, ExCap Advisors

Doug Allport, our Head of Strategic Initiatives at Transnomis and our guest speaker Anish Makim, Partner from ExCap Advisors, will share the unique opportunities and challenges tied to expanding broadband infrastructure across rural areas in both the US and Canada.  

This webinar explores the associated infrastructure development and local permitting challenges as experienced in Ontario. Attendees will gain insights into how road permits and regulations intersect with broadband expansion while also learning about strategies to successfully position their municipalities for these significant undertakings.


  • Overview of the broadband digital divide
  • The infrastructure challenge in rural areas
  • Setting municipalities up for success
  • Q&A
Rural broadband mobile tower
Anish Makim

Anish Makim

ExCap Advisors

Anish has over 15 years’ experience in senior management roles within TELUS & Rogers. Prior to that, he was a consultant with KPMG, AT Kearney, and Deloitte. Anish focuses on helping businesses accelerate growth and successful outcomes. Recent assignments include advising the government of Ontario on its broadband expansion program. 

Doug Allport 2019-09

Doug Allport

Head of Strategic Initiatives

Doug led the development of the Municipal511 service that serves more than 50% of Ontario municipalities, and the new Permit Central service that was developed with 10 Ontario municipalities within an Eastern Ontario Leadership Council (EOLC) initiative. Prior to Transnomis, Doug led the development of provincial and national situational awareness systems used in disasters, and he was a lead author of National Public Alerting System (NPAS) protocols and policy.  

Thu, Oct 19 @ 1pm ET

Supporting Traffic Infrastructure Maintenance through Technology

Special Guest: Black & McDonald

As cities grow, the maintenance and monitoring of essential technologies such as traffic signals and digital signs become crucial. Join Peter Short of Black & McDonald and Yeatland Wong from Transnomis in a live webcast as they delve into the award-winning* Maintenance Awareness Platform (MAP) project for the City of Toronto.

Discover how MAP digitally manages device issues and optimizes repair operations. Join us and be part of the urban future! 

* Engineering Project of the Year 2022: Small Projects Category - Professional Engineers of Ontario – York Chapter 


  • Common device maintenance challenges faced by cities 
  • Overview of City of Toronto devices and maintenance process 
  • Learn more about MAP 

 Who Should Attend: Traffic operations engineers, managers, maintenance supervisors, and anyone invested in optimizing the maintenance and repair of traffic infrastructure. 



Peter Short

Peter Short

ITS Sales Associate
Black & McDonald

Jonathan Interbartolo

Jonathan Interbartolo

Traffic Maintenance Manager
Black & McDonald

Yeatland Wong

Yeatland Wong, P.Eng.

Director, Smart Mobility