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News from Nobleford: Fibre optics and no business licence fees

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Sunny South News

Village of Nobleford

New, fast and reliable fibre optic Internet is now available in Nobleford
According to the Village of Nobleford, following months of construction, Axia’s fibre optic network is now complete — allowing residents and business owners in Nobleford to purchase the most advanced Internet available.
“For too long, rural Alberta has had to make due with a poor Internet connection,” said Robert Price, vice-president of Enterprise and Residential Services, in a recent media release.
“Our goal is to change that. We are dedicated to introducing competitively priced, state-of-the-art Internet service to rural Alberta,” he added.
Nobleford, according to the village, is the third community to be lit up with Axia fibre optic Internet following Vulcan and Nanton.
Nobleford rural Internet now has better-than-urban reliability and maximum performance — the media release stated. Unlimited data, symmetrical upload and download speeds and no more outages due to weather. Customers can now watch as much Netflix as they want, the media release stated, without any delay or buffering while simultaneously checking e-mail, enjoying the most that the world of high-speed Internet can offer.
Each serviceable address has a dedicated, individual fibre line, linking directly from the network to the house or business. This means Nobleford residents and business owners will never have to install another Internet line ever again, resulting in the ultimate speed, service, and constant connectivity at all times, according to the Village of Nobleford.
“You cannot truly call yourself a modern community without genuine, affordable, dependable high-speed Internet. Fibre optic capacity and dependability brought to Nobleford, by Axia, allows Nobleford world class communication capabilities,” said Kirk Hofman, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Nobleford.
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Hofman added by the end of February, Axia Net Media will be activating the fibre optic network in Nobleford — allowing for new opportunities due to the high-speed, capacity and dependability of fibre optics.
He noted Nobleford residents will be able to participate in worldwide communications better than ever.
“We intend to help home and store front businesses in Nobleford get better at what they do and possibly offer them opportunities in web business,” he said.
“Nobleford is also seeking to improve its cellphone reception and is in discussions with Telus, Bell, and Rogers,” Hofman added.
Nobleford Business Licence — No fee for 2016
Village of Nobleford council recently reviewed the business licence policy and evaluated the simple question of, “What benefit do you get from having a business licence in Nobleford and how much is fair to charge for a business licence?”
Besides the businesses that have store fronts there are many home businesses, door-to-door sales and other businesses that all require a legal licence, according to the Village of Nobleford.
Nobleford council resolved the licence fees of $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents was simply a token fee or money grab with little benefit to the business that just used up administration time, and therefore established a new policy stating —
“The Village of Nobleford requires all businesses, including home businesses, to register for a business licence but with no fee required for 2016, and they will receive a licence certificate, as well as be added to the business list on the website with potential for enhanced services.”
“If you have been informed of the policy and fail to get a licence you may be fined up to $100.”
According to the Village of Nobleford, the intent is to offer every opportunity for business people to succeed with Nobleford’s assistance. The first step is to get all businesses registered and hear what the village can do to help local businesses.
Visit, fill out the business licence registration form and e-mail it to or contact the village office to register.

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