About NFN

Naples Free-Net is Collier County’s community based, volunteer organization providing free public access to the Internet and World Wide Web. Some included resources are local activities, community information, government and business information and links to global information on the World Wide Web.
Our vision is that of Naples and Collier County as an electronically connected community with full access to the resources available through the world wide web.

What does NFN do?


We teach residents how to use the Internet. The NFN volunteers offer a strong education program. Their courses on logging on and searching the Internet are offered free, while other courses such as the creation of web sites are seen as fundraisers for which NFN charges a reasonable price. Experienced NFN volunteers teach all courses.


We provide Collier County residents free access to the Internet. The NFN Technical Team of volunteers supports the technical needs of the system. They not only maintain the hardware and software needs of the Free-Net equipment, but also plan for the future to ensure fast, efficient, and free public access through local phones and our own T1 leased line. The NFN provides and ensures access to the information contained on its web site and beyond.


We provide users with current information. Coordinated by the NFN Webmaster, Birgit Pauli-Haack, the webteam of volunteers creates the web-based resources we offer to the world and helps qualifying organizations to create their web sites. Nonprofit organization are also participating in the nonprofit educational program of the Naples Free-Net (see www.nfn4good.org)

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