OTTAWA—Cities across the country have long emphasized the importance of creating innovation hubs to the local economy. There are different roads toward that goal, however, as evidenced by competing submissions from the mayors of Toronto and Calgary in a high-stakes battle over the future of broadband internet services. Toronto Mayor John Tory (joined by Ottawa mayor Jim Watson) sided with large telecom companies, while Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi emphasized the importance of open networks and more robust competition.
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