Nelson Broadband Project Nelson Is a Gigabyte Community In 2014, accessing high-speed broadband fibre became a reality for Nelson businesses. Increasingly, many types of businesses are realizing benefits from access to a high-speed, fibre-optic network – to meet their requirements and to remain competitive in the digital age. The City of Nelson’s fibre-optic infrastructure increases the capacity and speed of networks and internet traffic. Nelson’s fibre can be used instead of traditional ADSL, cable, satellite and wireless networks and fibre is limited only by networking equipment, internet service options and imagination. One of the biggest drivers behind the City of Nelson investing in a fibre-optic network is the economic stimulus that a state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure creates for a community. Helping local business take advantage of Nelson’s broadband network and mature its full potential is a major goal for the Nelson Broadband Project. Community Futures offers services and workshops, to help local entrepreneurs and business owners learn how their businesses can benefit from broadband connectivity.