When you have high-speed access, you are automatically connected to the Internet as soon as you turn on your computer. This is a faster connection that allows more data to get through, making everything you do about 25 times faster than on dial-up leaving your telephone line free.
Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia has contracted companies to provide 1.5 Mbps download and 0.5 Mbps upload. Among many things, this speed is fast enough businesses and residents to quickly download large documents, build a website, stream videos, use phone services over the Internet (VoIP), send/receive photos, or to relax and play games online.
Every community is unique. That’s why it’s important for you to decide the best ways to make high-speed work for your community. One of the easiest ways to do this is to participate in a workshop called Planning for a High Speed Future.
The workshop will help you set goals for your community’s high-speed future and set you on the road to reaching those goals. Here are some examples of what can be achieved:
Planning for a High Speed Future: Setting your Community’s Goals and Priorities is a community-based, facilitated workshop that will help you to harness the benefits of high-speed to achieve your community’s economic and development goals. Click on the links below for information on the workshop.