Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (Wentworth, NS) - Yesterday, the Province of Nova Scotia announced the recipients of funding from the Municipal and Community Rural High-Speed Internet Funding Program which launched in November 2016. The projects are smaller scale projects, most serving multiple communities and expected to be completed within six months. They include a range of technologies and speeds, and some projects will serve as pilots that could lead to innovative solutions that can be applied in other regions of the province.
West Hants is very pleased to be a recipient of $75,000 which, combined with additional municipal funding, will be used to extend West Hants’ portion of the Valley Community Fibre Network (VCFN) cable from the municipal offices located at 76 Morison Drive, 11 kms, to the community of Brooklyn. This will provide the initial infrastructure required to extend fibre optic services beyond Brooklyn up Highways 14, 215 and/or 236 to rural communities in those areas.
The new infrastructure will be managed by the VCFN and it is the backbone needed to be able to provide high-speed internet to enhance quality of life, access to essential services, and help rural businesses to innovate and compete in today's global digital economy.
Warden, Abraham Zebian
Municipality of the District of West Hants