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CIRA Releases Canadian Internet Report

cira [1]The Canadian Internet Registration Authority [2] (CIRA) has released a report [3] on the findings from its national consultation on how the Internet is run. The report will be presented to the United Nations coordinated Internet Governance Forum [4], a venue for nations to discuss the future of the Internet.

The Canadian Internet Forum [5] (CIF) was a national consultation hosted by CIRA, along with its partners, the International Institute for Sustainable Development [6] (IISD) and the Media Awareness Network [7] (MNet). It consisted of face-to-face consultations that took place across Canada along with input received from an online discussion forum, and culminated at a national event held in Ottawa and webcast across the country in February 2011.

The consultations were broadly themed under two topics: the digital economy and digital literacy, and Canadians identified numerous issues that are important to them. These issues included online safety and security, the development of a ‘Canadian vision’ for the Internet and the cost and speed of broadband.