ED update July 01, 2009 to September 30, 2009

In the third quarter of the year NCF recorded a net income of -$1.1K versus a budgeted deficit of -$9.1K and retains a healthy cash reserve. 

We continue to see an increasing percentage of members are using our high-speed DSL services – 2285 in total. New DSL members are switching internet providers while existing members are upgrading their connectivity and wish to maintain their support of NCF and it members. September was a particularly busy month for new DSL registrations and modem purchases. Local support remains a strong theme for members visiting the office.

From an infrastructure perspective NCF has invested in new servers for Web Hosting and for Back-up. Future plans include a installing a new Gateway server and selection of a new Web mail service by the end of the year. Carleton has entered the final phase of its upgrade and in November (date to be confirmed) we will have a 4 hour outage for one last move. During this quarter we have also investigated and tested additional dial-up capabilities that will enable us to reduce operational costs. The NCF development community was pivotal in making this happen and were very active in trying numerous speeds and makes of modems.

We continue to build the member support team and have been very fortunate with members volunteering their time in the office and on-line.