Help us evaluate opportunities to extend Internet services to local businesses – complete a quick survey and join in a local workshop.
Extending from Halifax to Middleton, the Valley Community Fibre Network (VCFN) is a community-owned fibre-optic network, serving mostly municipal, educational, research and health facilities in the Annapolis Valley.
The VCFN operators are evaluating opportunities to extend services to local businesses – and you can help.
Business owners or employees are invited to take a few minutes to fill in this online survey about your current Internet service experience.CLICK HERE TO BEGIN THE SURVEY NOW.
Join a workshop – on Feb. 27 or 28 – to explore options for improving Internet access and service in the Annapolis Valley. The Municipality of the County of Kings and the Municipality of the District of West Hants are hosting the workshops and the invitation is open to all town and county businesses in our region. Registration is required.
Choose a session:
- Wednesday, February 27: 9am to 11am │ Orchards Room, County of Kings Municipal Complex, 87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville
- Thursday, February 28: 9am to 11am │ Sanford Council Chambers, Municipality of the District of West Hants, 76 Morison Drive, Windsor
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TO SAY WHICH SESSION YOU WILL ATTEND.
Come ready to talk about:
- What Internet challenges limit your business?
- What could your business achieve with unlimited bandwidth?
- How can businesses collaborate to ensure adequate broadband access?
- What challenges will the business community face without robust broadband?
Thank you for your time. We hope to see you there!
NOTE: The VCFN is owned by a public-sector consortium, whose members are the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Acadia University, and the Valley Community Fibre Network Authority – which is a partnership between the Municipality of the County of Kings, the Municipality of the District of West Hants, and the Towns of Berwick, Windsor and Wolfville. The VCFN operators, through the Municipality of the County of Kings, have engaged consultants to prepare a business plan to guide, co-ordinate and expand the use of this key communications infrastructure as high-speed Internet services are built out in our region. The Valley REN is financially supporting the development of the business plan and is helping with research and business engagement on this project.
As research analyst for the Valley REN, Rachel Brighton brings 25 years’ experience as a journalist, editor, publisher, manager, consultant and not-for-profit director in Canada and Australia.