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📢 We'll be heading to GTHA Transportation Technology & Training Summit in Toronto on Nov 27-28. 🗓️ See details!

▶️ Webinars | On-Demand

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

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

Speaker Bios

Anish Makim

Anish Makim

Partner, 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

Strategic Initiatives, Transnomis

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.  

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