NCF is the internet service provider for thousands of people in the National Capital
region (Ottawa and Gatineau).
NCF was founded in 1992 by people at Carleton University, and is Ottawa's largest
independent not-for-profit internet provider.
As a not-for-profit, people are members, not 'customers' or 'users'. Membership is free,
with no strings attached. People trust NCF because it is independent, not-for-profit, and
governed by its members. (We hope you'll vote at the yearly online meeting, but it's
NCF offers high-speed DSL internet access at not-for-profit prices.
NCF also offers Canada-based email services, web page hosting, and discussion groups.
NCF's spam filter and disposable email addresses help control spam. Being located in Canada
means being protected by Canada's privacy laws (in contrast to using email services
located in the United States, eg., Google, Yahoo, Microsoft; more info).
Media reports from NCF's 10th anniversary party explain a
bit about NCF's history, as well as an interview with CBC Radio:
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
click here to register.