Similar networks have been established in communities across North America. Thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life have realized the benefits of exchanging information among diverse individuals and groups and improving access to public information.
CCN members have been developing a community access network prototype since October, 1993.
During the early development phase, the Society also has began building a base of information supported by metro-area Information Providers (IPs). IPs will are a diverse group, reflecting the nature and concerns of the community. Each IP uploads and maintains information for the community voluntarily. IPs include civic organizations, clubs, government agencies, individuals, professional associations and more in accordance with people's imaginations and interests.
The "Canadian Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom" will be adapted to establish policies on information content. Existing intellectual property rights legislation and other laws and regulations will be respected. The use of the Chebucto FreeNet for commerce will be limited.
Public access terminals will be located in public libraries and other public places.
Users who have access to home and office computers connect with the Chebucto Community Net in two ways:
Please consider making a contribution to the CCN to help achieve the goal of putting the Chebucto Community Net online with the broadest possible community support. Your contribution does matter! Your membership will make a difference!
How You Can Help
c/o Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computing Science Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5 telephone: (902) 494-2449 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org