information on sources of supplies, materials, or equipment can now send electronic mail to address: [email protected] Please put "WANTED:" at the beginning of your subject line. The "PEI Crafts Information Service" is service of the non-profit PEI Crafts Council in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. We have an ever-growing database of suppliers, covering all of the various crafts media; while we are still in the midst of information gathering and data entry, there is much useful information available now and we will respond to inquires as best we can. The bulk of our suppliers-on-file are located in North America, roughly half in Canada and half in the U.S.A. We can answer questions like "give me a list of the ceramics suppliers east of the Mississippi," "where can I get a rug hooking kit," or "who sells ConeArt kilns?" We can provide address, telephone, fax, WATS number, a list of products sold and, where we have a catalogue on file, more detailed information about specific products. We also track consumer experiences with suppliers when we receive it. Actual contact with suppliers for information and ordering is left to craftspersons themselves; we'll just help find them.
Transformation From Canada's Smallest Province To Canada's Smartest Province Premier Pat Binns today announced a bold initiative designed to catapult Prince Edward Island (PEI) into the forefront of the Information Age, recasting it from Canada's smallest province to the country's smartest province. The project is meant to create a massive increase in technology use in PEI, and revolutionize the way the world views the province. PEI, in cooperation with Island Tel Advanced Solutions, Newbridge Networks and Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., has begun building one of the most pervasive broadband communications networks in the world. Stretching from one end of PEI to the other, and joined by ﬁbre optics to the mainland, the PEI Broadband Network will offer citizens, students, educators, business and government networked applications at some of the lowest costs available anywhere.
the Internet. • Measure in “Megabits per second” – Mbps. • Two numbers – “down” and “up” – tell you bandwidth from Internet to you, and from you to Internet. • Bigger number = more capacity. • Sometimes they only advertise the “down.”
• Every time you visit a website, watch a Netﬂix show, upload a YouTube video, sync you phone, data ﬂows up and down the Internet to you. • Some providers “cap” your usage, some don’t, and some “sort of” do.
the home. • Sometimes called “Fibre to the Home” or “FTTH.” • Very, very high bandwidth (up to 940/100). • Available to “most residents in Summerside, Miscouche, O’Leary and Alberton.” • $88.95 to $149.95 per month. Fibe (Fibre Op)
by Bell Aliant, through arrangement with the Province, only in areas where Fibre nor DSL is available. Known internally as “PEI wireless rural Internet plan.” • “Kneecapped” to have same bandwidth as DSL. • Same $88.45 to $98.45 per month as DSL Mobile/Cell (MiFi)
Mbps down/1 Mbps up. • Pricing heavily dependent on usage: $49.99 for 10GB of usage) to $109.00 per month (for 100GB of usage). • Launching a new satellite to support bandwidth of 25 Mbps down/4 Mbps up. Satellite
a brand new network of 25 towers. • Funded in part by the federal “Connecting Canadians” program. • Similar pricing and bandwidth to satellite offering. • Gaps in service area (Urbainville/Mount Pleasant) and line-of-site required (backup is satellite). LTE
on a 2 year commitment. Monthly service fee includes the rental cost of the Subscriber Module Equipment (Xplornet retains ownership of the equipment). As such, subscriber modules carry a lifetime limited warranty. If for any reason the customer cancels their service the customer is responsible for returning the equipment to Xplornet. If customer installation requirements go beyond the scope of a basic installation, additional fees may apply. Depending on the features of your package, if you exceed your monthly usage allowance, your service will go into a limited state or you may be billed for data used beyond your usage allowance. Once you reach your monthly bandwidth threshold on the limited state plan, you will be slowed down to 150 kbps. For non limited state packages, an additional $2/GB charge applies when exceeding the monthly usage allowance. See participating dealer for details. Taxes apply.
Internet provider – [email protected] – because once you do this, it’s really, really difﬁcult to change Internet providers because you can’t take your email address with you. • Use email services from third parties: free ones like Gmail, Yahoo, or paid ones like FastMail.