Since our early years, BCNET has supported the institutional goals of members through the effective use of technology. The high-performance Advanced Network is the infrastructure backbone of technology-powered services. As the network has grown and evolved, so has BCNET and our extensive portfolio of collaborative products, procurement contracts, services and communities. We provide you with the infrastructure, services, tools and community to help you navigate today’s challenges. 

Our Membership is open to research universities, colleges, teaching universities, institutes and research institutes in British Columbia. Our current membership is made up of 25 public, post-secondary institutions, as well as 16 research institutes and other higher education institutions.  Access a complete list of BCNET members with the link below.   

What Comes with Your Membership

Public, Post-Secondary Members
Research and Other Higher Education Members
High-bandwidth access to the National Research and Education Network 
Access to enriched Internet Transit service
Direct peering to major content providers, removing up to 50% of traffic from commercial internet
New campus network connection planning, design, project management, and implementation
Manage network circuit contracts: tendering, negotiations, execution, and renewals  
Network circuit testing and acceptance  
Support implementation of primary and diverse network connections 
24/7 Operations Centre, monitoring, and response
Support with accessing CANARIE funding programs for research and networking infrastructure  
CANARIE and Canadian Access Federation membership  
Federated Identity Management and eduroam implementation support  
Access to NREN Cybersecurity Initiatives Program and its services  
Access to Cybersecurity services
Access to a comprehensive catalogue of 130+ BCNET services in networking, cybersecurity, education and information technology, procurement, and professional
Participate in technology pilots
Learning and Member Engagement Activities
Participate in community groups that advocate for the development of services and best practices: committees, working groups, communities of practice
Access a peer community of technology and procurement professionals
Discounted access to the BCNET CONNECT Tech Summit
Invitation to Member Forums, networking and social connectors
Participate in webinars and technical workshops
Dedicated client services support
Receive digital updates on events and services