Research Project: Internet capacity during pandemic events

haska at haska at
Wed Feb 3 03:59:51 UTC 2010

Hello everyone,

My name is Mike Haska, and I am a graduate student at the University  
of Alberta. I am conducting research into Internet capacity issues  
during pandemic events. In order to analyze certain aspects of this  
topic, I need to get in touch with representatives from the major  
Internet service providers in Canada - some of whom, I am hoping, are  
members of this distribution.

Specifically, I am looking to get in touch with individuals who are  
familiar with the structure of their network and with any pandemic  
contingency plans that are in place within their organization.

If you think you may be able to assist, or if you know of anyone who  
could, please contact me at (haska at and I will provide  
further information on all aspects of this study.

To put your mind at ease - I'm not fishing around for sensitive  
information or your root passwords; I'm looking for an overview of  
your policies and your responses to hypothetical scenarios. Your  
confidentiality is assured and you are welcome to preview all the  
questions to be asked before you commit to participating in any way.

I feel this topic has important implications to network operators in  
Canada, so any support you can offer to this research project is  
greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

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