The BCNET Advanced Network is British Columbia’s only provincial research and education network. Covering thousands of kilometres, our private ultra-high-speed network connects 172 colleges, institutes, research universities, federal and provincial labs and research institution sites in British Columbia. Thousands of students, faculty, researchers and staff in the higher education and research community rely on the Advanced Network to share data and connect to a global web of more than 100 research and education networks around the world.
Why Advanced Networks?
We have a 34-year history in delivering advanced networking solutions for the research and education community in British Columbia. From our early years as the first internet service provider in the province, BCNET has evolved and deployed one of the most sophisticated collaboration platforms—a platform that provides the performance, security, resiliency and capabilities required for higher education and research. The network enables today’s digital campus and the demanding requirements of cloud computing, online learning, data-intensive research, high-performance computing and business critical services.
Connectivity and Network Management
The complete scope of BCNET network solutions focuses on our full service approach and understanding of our members' needs. The fibre optic network, is a custom-built, high-performance network designed to meet the unique needs of our higher ed and research members. By offering ultra-high-speed connectivity, a host of innovative features, and expert, hands-on service, we’re able to deliver connected members a network connectivity experience above and beyond what commercials ISPs can offer.
Our Team of Networking Experts Support Institutions with:
- High-bandwidth access to the National Research and Education Network
- New campus network connection planning, design and implementation
- Management of circuit contracts such as tendering, contract negotiation and execution, implementation project management and coordination
- Implementation of primary and redundant network connections (up to 10 Gig)
- 24 X7 access to BCNET Network Operations Centre