IN 2017, @NS entered into an agreement with The Province of Nova Scotia (through the Department of Business) to receive funding to set up high speed internet in an area of Shortts Lake, Colchester County. We partnered with NCS Network on this project, as the company had extensive experience providing reliable, high speed internet to rural areas throughout Nova Scotia. Once completed, this initiative will provide a high speed connection to up to 300 residents along a 13 kilometre stretch of Highway 2 in the Shortts Lake area. These residents were previously receiving much lower internet speeds, or no connection at all. The tower has been erected and households are slated to be hooked up beginning April 1st of 2018. Should this project prove successful, it maybe duplicated in other areas of Nova Scotia in the future.