how we do it
Operating costs for NCF's dial-up modems, email services, discussion
groups, and personal web pages are covered by donations from members. Each year, NCF provides
guidance on what a member needs to donate to keep NCF running. Everyone is asked to
contribute, either financially or by volunteering. The donation guidance depends on
what a member uses. This year, the guidance is as follows:
- For members who use NCF's dial-up modems, we recommend a donation of $5/month
(at least $3/month).
- For members who use NCF's email or web page hosting, but do not use
NCF's modems, we recommend a donation of $1/month (at least $1/month).
- For members who use only NCF's StartPage, CBC news, and discussion groups (no
modems, email, or web pages hosting), we recommend no donation but of course would
be pleased to have your support.
- In addition, all members are encouraged to donate a little bit extra to help
others less fortunate, and to help NCF improve services.
Assistance programs are available for members unable to contribute
by donating or volunteering
(Members subscribing to NCF's high-speed DSL service
pay monthly at not-for-profit rates for the DSL, and are encouraged
to use and support NCF's other services with their donations.)
To get started, you need to register
with NCF. You'll get an NCF account ID that
enables use of NCF's services and modems.
When you use your NCF
account for the first time, you'll see a
welcome web page with
information about your account, an introduction to NCF's services,
and set-up tips.
Our purpose at NCF is to help you
get connected and enjoy the benefits of the internet. We hope your
participation will help make the
national capital region a better place to live.
For more information and then, if you
like, to get started with registration, just click on a button
For answers to 'frequently asked questions', have a look at our FAQ page.