Information & Communications Technology
Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Fredericton has been called many things over the past decade. Our favorites? One of the Top 5 New Technology Boomtowns by Globe & Mail. One of the World’s Top 7 Smartest Cities by the Intelligent Communities Forum. The number one micro-city in North America by FDI Magazine.
Fredericton’s ICT business and research community are key drivers of our economy. To ensure the BEST available digital infrastructure, Fredericton operates its own not-for-profit ultra high-speed gigabit fibre network, GO FRED, with the best value commercial internet connectivity in Canada. In fact, according to a 2016 study by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Fredericton rated fourth in best cities for internet access while New Brunswick rated best province/territory in the country.
Many of the world’s best and brightest are using Fredericton as their launch pad for developing, testing, and marketing innovative ICT technologies, including technology giants like Siemens and IBM.