I got an email from something this morning saying that Microsoft took a look at setting up a data centre in New Brunswick a few years ago. I’m not sure what happened but I suspect that power rates were a main reason why they decided against setting up here.
I know I have beat the data centre idea to death on these pages. I realize that no one much cares but at a minimum wouldn’t it at least be a good thought exercise to model what it would take to make New Brunswick attractive for cloud computing/data centres?
I just have a hard time stomaching a large scale economic development opportunity just passing us by without even a whisper.