To thrive today, communities need to be accessible and they need to be connected. Reliable high speed internet is critical infrastructure, a reality that has been sharply evidenced through the global pandemic. But for many across Nova Scotia, access to high quality, high speed internet has continued to be out of reach. We are making those connections possible.
Julie Gilby is a co-owner at CKG Elevator Ltd. in Dartmouth and a resident of Enfield. For years she’s been working to run her businesses without home access to high-speed internet—which meant frequent long drives to the office. But in Summer 2020, as part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative, the Gilby’s home was finally connected to this essential economic tool.
“After spending years advocating for high-speed internet with our neighbours, we were connected last summer during the pandemic,” Julie explains. “As a mother of two school-age children, a business owner, and an active volunteer, this has significantly improved work/life balance for our family. I have many Zoom calls during the evenings and previously this was challenging. We no longer have to drive to our office if work requires and are now able to use our home office.”
Oh gosh! We are super excited to share the results of a recent Internet speed test at our Church Point office. Speeds that felt unattainable just a few short years ago are now available through Mainland Telecom. I highly recommend this service! We are happy campers with these numbers—this gives us the ability to conduct long-distance business effortlessly. We serve clients in five countries from our little corner in Clare, Nova Scotia and it is extremely comforting to know that we have extra strength with these speeds getting us to market.
Shelley Bellefontaine, Atlantic Online Marketing, Clare, Nova Scotia