I’ve noticed crews installing fiber in various parts of southern Northfield the past couple of weeks. I look this photo last week near the Community Resources Bank on Jefferson Road.
And then this article appeared in yesterday’s Northfield News: New fiber optic cable will be rolled out in Dundas.
I blogged about this back in April, whining that what’s needed is a webpage (a blog?) that keeps residents, businesses, and PROSPECTIVE businesses updated on all-things related to ultra high-speed internet access for the area. The EDA’s 2007 workplan initiative (PDF) is on the their website, and it includes an outline for Fiber Optics (Strategy 1E):
- Implement “low hanging fruit” projects
- Formalize relationship with Colleges
- Develop better understanding of infrastructure
- Capacity of utility & ability to serve customers
- Coordinate installation of conduit
- Example: Riverside Drive
Seems like it would be easy/helpful (low hanging fruit!) to have a fiber-related resource page on the EDA site since we citizens have paid $85k for that city website. I’ll nudge Rick! And what about that Fiberoptic Task Force? I’ll nudge Tracy! (To be fair, Tracy did blog an update about the task force here on Locally Grown back in early July.)
Seems like it would be easy/helpful to also have a fiber-related resource page on the Northfield Enterprise Center’s website, last updated in March of 2006. I’ll nudge Blake!