Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Saint John Board of Trade excited about the possibilities of Fibre Optic

The Saint John Board of Trade is excited about the possibilities of yesterday’s announcement regarding Bell Aliant’s installation of Fibre To The Home technology in the municipalities of Saint John and Fredericton. “The potential for growth and development is great” said Kathy Craig, Chair of the Saint John Board of Trade. “The increase in the ability of individuals and businesses to send and receive large amounts of data will greatly enhance the competiveness of our businesses and the attractiveness of our Province as a place to do business. This is another step on the road to self-sufficiency. ”

“The investment of $60 million by Bell Aliant in our Province during these times of economic uncertainty is exciting. This infrastructure will lay the groundwork for future development which will further enhance our Province’s competiveness in business. The benefits of this investment encompass all sectors, including ICT, Health, and education” continued Ms. Craig.

The Saint John Board of Trade is a nationally accredited business organization dedicated to fostering an economic climate that enhances growth, prosperity, and an improved quality of life in the community. With more than 1,000 members, representing 600 small, medium, and large businesses and organizations and therefore, the interests of more than 30,000 citizens, the Board is a dynamic advocate and the principal voice for the business community of Greater Saint John. It offers a variety of programs, activities, services, and networking opportunities designed to enhance the business prospects of members and the overall business climate of the area.

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