NCF's most popular services are internet access and email.
NCF's internet access is popular because it's a bargain, and NCF's email is
popular because it's like the others but located in Canada (and therefore is
protected by Canadian privacy laws, unlike email servers located in the
United States -- eg., Google, Yahoo, Microsoft -- more info),
and it has great spam control features, including disposable addresses.
Having your own email address at NCF is better than using an employer's
email system for your personal mail. NCF email is accessible
by web or using mail readers.
Which sort of internet access interests you?
Low monthly fee
Includes email, and all NCF services
Up to 56K bps
Includes email, and all NCF services except DSL
Note: If you already have internet access and just
want to become an NCF member so that you can participate in the NCF community and use
NCF services (which include NCF email services and personal web space), please
follow the link for 'dial-up modem' -- click the right-most button above.
Media reports from
NCF's 10th anniversary party explain a bit about
NCF's history, as well as an interview with CBC Radio:
(the call center that appears briefly in
the CJOH report is not part of NCF; it is apparently stock
NCF is not-for-profit and non-commercial. NCF is owned
by its members, and was established in 1992 by people at Carleton University.
Since then, over 100,000 people in Canada's national capital region have registered
with NCF. Membership is free.
We're volunteer driven
Many individuals help in the office, as board members, with problems
online, by writing software and manuals, organizing,
work with school children and seniors.
We're sponsor supported Community-minded organizations provide additional help and support
because they want to share in making our region better.
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Suite 302 Trailhead Building
1960 Scott Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8L8
(613) 520-9001 Contact us