Advanced Network

Connecting British Columbia's researchers, educators and innovators to the world. 

The BCNET Advanced Network is British Columbia's high-speed, private network that moves big data between research and higher education institutions in British Columbia and around the world. The Advanced Network directly connects 179 colleges, institutes, research universities, federal and provincial labs and research institution sites in British Columbia. Through the BCNET Advanced Network, our members link to 112 international advanced networks in over 80 countries. Membership is open to all research, education and innovation organizations and institutions in British Columbia.

The BCNET Network is one of twelve territorial or provincial partners that collectively form the CANARIE Canadian National Research and Education Network (NREN). All provincial partners connect to the CANARIE national backbone to enable peers across the country and more than 100 global research and education networks.