Advanced Network

Built, owned and operated by the higher education and research community in British Columbia, the BCNET Advanced Network provides dedicated, ultra-high-speed, fibre optic infrastructure at speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second.

Advanced network connectivity delivers cost-effective, dedicated network connectivity for research and higher education institutions, supporting research, learning and innovation. The Advanced Network extends over 8,850 kilometers and directly connects 106 colleges, institutes, research universities, federal and provincial labs and research institution sites 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.