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A Case Study in the Design and Development of a Community-Based Internet Assessment Initiative in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada

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dc.contributor.advisor Gillis, Daniel Durish, Nic 2020-09-16T19:56:43Z 2020-09-16T19:56:43Z 2020-08 2020-08-27
dc.description.abstract Inequitable access to telecommunication networks is having discernible impacts on Canadians, particularly in more Northern and remote communities. More complete, available, and interoperable datasets are needed to better understand and work to remedy this inequity. Community-based internet assessment initiatives have been recognized as valuable programs in this pursuit; however, more research is needed on how to utilize available internet measurement tools and methodologies at the community level. The Rigolet Internet Assessment Initiative (RIAI) is a project located in and supported by the Inuit community of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, to measure and better understanding the community’s telecommunications environment. The RIAI pilot collection period began in 2019 and involves collecting measurements every twenty minutes from ten participating households. This thesis presents the co-creation of the initiative, design of the system, development of the software suite, deployment of the integrated hardware tools, and analysis of a sample of the resulting dataset. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Polar Knowledge Canada, Rigolet Inuit Community Government, Nunatsiavut Government en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Digital Divide en_US
dc.subject Community-based internet assessment initiative en_US
dc.subject Bridging the digital divide en_US
dc.subject Rigolet en_US
dc.subject Nunatsiavut en_US
dc.subject Internet assessment initiative en_US
dc.subject Rigolet Internet Assessment Initiative en_US
dc.subject Inuit Nunangat en_US
dc.title A Case Study in the Design and Development of a Community-Based Internet Assessment Initiative in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Computer Science en_US Master of Science en_US School of Computer Science en_US University of Guelph en_US

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