BCNET is a not-for-profit organization that is collectively funded by British Columbia's core members as well as the provincial and federal governments.
We manage the development of B.C.'s fibre optic network, known as the Optical Regional Advanced Network (ORAN), which links researchers, scientists and educators across the country and around the world.
BCNET pioneered Transit Exchanges in Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George. The exchanges help to make the Internet faster and save costs.
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Today, more and more traffic is flowing through shared service platforms, better known as Internet exchange points.
An Internet exchange is a place where many different organizations can come together to interconnect their technology. Organizations like access providers, broadcasters, publishers, social network sites and telecomm operators can connect, save costs and the traffic that flows between them is faster and more efficient.