Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative

About

Develop Nova Scotia is the Crown Corporation responsible for developing and implementing the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. This initiative will provide improved and reliable internet access to over 95% of Nova Scotia residences and businesses.

The Municipality of East Hants continues to actively support Develop Nova Scotia on the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative.

Background

The Municipality of East Hants knows that having a strong internet network will help to grow our communities and help residents and businesses thrive.

In 2017, East Hants Municipal Council approved the direction to begin examining internet challenges in East Hants. We have explored multiple solutions since 2017, including partnership opportunities with other municipalities and organizations, and have supported a number of local groups interested in expanding internet service in East Hants.

In 2018, the provincial government created a $193 million internet funding trust to help connect more communities, homes and businesses across the province. In July 2018, Develop Nova Scotia became the Crown Corporation responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to bring reliable, high-speed internet to rural Nova Scotia. Develop Nova Scotia has since created the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative.

In December 2018, Develop Nova Scotia launched their first call for organizations to pre-qualify to bid on projects. In May of 2019, the request for proposals was issued and closed in June 2019.

Phase 1 projects were announced in February 2020 and can be found here.

A second round of bids has taken place and closed on June 5, 2020. These projects are expected to be announced sometime in August.

Projects must meet or exceed provincial speed targets of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload for wired technologies, and 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload for wireless technologies. The projects must also involve ongoing investment in networks, and the ability to evolve with changing technology.

Project Information

Four projects in East Hants will be part of Phase 1 of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. Please see project pages below for further details.

Please note that project areas and locations may change as projects progress. Projects will also be accelerated where possible and this webpage and the corresponding project pages will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Updates can also be found at developns.ca . Please contact Develop Nova Scotia with questions at info@developns.ca.

Enfield and Nine Mile River Internet Project

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Kennetcook Internet Project

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Noel Internet Project

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Walton Internet Project

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