Happy New Year everyone!
When I arrived here in Clarenville twenty one years ago, the first person that I met at the College, where I work, was then Principal Steve Quinton. Steve began to tell me about how he and a group of progressive individuals had lobbied to make Clarenville a hub in the technological revolution. Shortly after that our campus was hooked to a brand new fibre optic network that connected Clarenville to the world at then’ blazing’ speeds – through that innovation and initiative we (the Campus and the Town) gained a reputation for practical application of technology.
In recent advertising and press releases, Bell Aliant has touted that they are building a stronger fibre-op network.
"Fibre-op right now is being built in the St. John's metro area. We're just about half complete with that build in St. John's," she said. "Within Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador is obviously a very important part of our territory, and that's why we are investing in building fibre-to-the-home, and also we are expanding our business Internet network. We call it our next-generation network, which is also an ethernet product. We are investing in that."