Simple Synergies


"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood
and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the
endless immensity of the sea." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Community Broadband:
Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

Updated October 18th, 2001

What does all this mean? It means everybody has to work together to define and represent a competitive communications position for their community. We are the ones who care about increasing share holder value for our community. All participating organizations want to increase value for their shareholders. How do we create a model that improves share hold value for everyone?

Sechelt Economic Development Partnership: Informational and Organizational Meeting, 06/20/2000, 07/11/2000

In The Loop: Archives: An E-Newsletter for people of the Sunshine Coast who are involved in Community Economic Development

The Coast Cultural Alliance: working to enhance the economy of the Sunshine Coast through Cultural Tourism and the Arts

Town of Gibsons:

District of Sechelt:

Pender Harbour: Pender Harbour-Egmont (Area A) is an unincorporated area of the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

Sunshine Coast Regional District: Regulation

Coast Garibaldi Health Services: A regional health authority providing community health services in south-west British Columbia, Canada. 

School District 46 - Sunshine Coast:

Sechelt Band:

Community Futures Development Corporation: Sunshine Coast

Human Resources Development Corporation

Government Agents:

BCStats: population distribution map for the province, British Columbia Municipal Population Estimates 1996-2000

SCORE: Sunshine Coast Organization Reporting on the Economy

CivicNet: Union of British Columbia Municipalities

DCC Net: Local Internet Cable
( provided by Coast Cable Communications Ltd. )
"DCCNET is a unique state-of-the-art Internet service using the speed capabilities of your existing Cable TV Connection. With speeds up to 100 times faster than a telephone modem it's the best way of connecting to the Internet." … "DCCNET uses scalable ATM technology which means we have the ability to engineer our system to exceed the speeds offered by ADSL. DCCNET will peak at speeds far in excess of 1.5Mbps."

Uniserve Online: Local Dialup Service Provider

Armourtech: Local Dialup Service Provider

ExpressVu: Internet by Satellite
…offers Unlimited High Speed Satellite Internet Connection Time at speed up to 400 kilobits/sec to virtually everyone in Canada with a phone line and an ISP connection - including Canadians who don't have access to other high speed Internet options such as Cable or DSL.
…all Internet requests are transmitted from your personal computer over a modem via your ISP to the DirecPC SE Network Operation Centre, which gathers your digital content and transmits the responses over the high-speed satellite space link straight to your hard drive via Bell ExpressVu's high-powered DVB satellite.

Telus: local telco, Fibre to Squamish.

High Speed Access in Canada, or, a good reason to move to Vancouver
A few comparisons of high speed Internet access in Canada: xDSL, Cable and digital Wireless.

Telus ADSL available towns list
Some communities are showing a Winter 2001 availablity.
( bottom of this web page )

Telus Pricing Bundles for ADSL.

Optical Fibre Availability by Central Offices

1998/07/16 - #: 8638-C12-01/98 - Follow-up to Telecom Decision CRTC 98-11 - Optical Fibre Services

TELUS builds new e-Business on the foundation of old economy values May, 2001

The TELUS Community Innovation Fund,
The deadline for applications is September 28, 2001

Commitment to community
We demonstrate this commitment to our communities by offering a number of programs intended to positively make a difference in people's lives.

TELUS Communications Inc.
CRTC Filing Update period every six months
TCBC & TCI Optical Fibre Service listings indicating the availability of optical fibre by central office within their respective operating territories.

Centra Gas: Gas Pipe lines, existing pipeline to Vancouver Island and Squamish.

BC Hydro: Electrical Power Georgia Strait Crossing, High tension lines from Squamish.
Community Economic Development:
BC Hydro shares your community's interest in helping to attract, retain and expand local business, industry and investment bases. Working together, we want to make businesses thrive. After all, our success is tied to the success of the communities we serve.

CRTC: High Cost Service Areas Decision

Price Cap History and Goals Oct 1st, 2001

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THE CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Price Cap Regulation and Related Issues, pursuant to Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2001-37/ October 1st, 2001

High Cost Serving Areas (HCSA) Costing Methodology

High-Cost Serving Area Criteria BC TEL

2001/03/13 - #: 8678-C12-11/01 - Public Notice 2001-37 - Price Cap Review and Related Issues

Price Cap Review and Related Issues

CRTC Extends deadline for Canadians to Join telconference on review of local telephone service pricing rules
Canadians now have until noon EST, Wednesday, September 26th, 2001 to call toll-free 1-877-249-CRTC (2782) to arrange a time to talk at the October 1st, 2001 teleconference.

Canadian Communication Companies with contact information

British Columbia Online References: updated 1998 but most still good.

* Communications-Related Demographics
* Digital Authentication
* Education
* Electronic Commerce
* Electronic Storage/Access of Public Records
* Government IT/Advanced Telecommunications
* Laws and Regulations On-Line
* Local Competition/Deregulation
* Local Level/Community Projects
* On-Line Delivery of Services
* State Regulation of Telecommunications/Internet
* State-Wide Communications Infrastructure
* Strategic Planning
* Telecommuting/Telework
* Universal Service/Universal Access  

Provincial Government Purchasing Guide for Canada;
Selling goods and services to the provincial governments in Canada.

Digital Content in British Columbia's Libraries: current excellent resource
The focus of this set of links is on collections of electronic texts (not individual titles) preserved through libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and corporate or private initiatives. Listings here are therefore primarily for the written word as expressed in manuscripts, books and periodicals, including newspapers. Non-book digital library collections may also be included. Readers wishing further leads to non-book digital content should also consult one of the directories or guides.



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