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. On March 21/22, 2019, the vision skyrocketed to include many new broadband fibre opportunities… Read the Latest News. The City of Nelson’s fibre-optic infrastructure (Nelson Fibre) 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 your vision. 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 fibre networks are goals for Nelson Fibre and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP). Community Futures offers services and workshops, to help local businesses learn how they can benefit from broadband fibre.