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What is the alberta SuperNet?

The Alberta SuperNet is the high speed link that connects Albertans to each other and to the rest of the world.

In the simplest of terms, the SuperNet is like a jet plane that carries many passengers and has a defined route. In this analogy, services such as high-speed Internet, VideoConferencing and online business applications are the passengers sitting in the seats. Just as a jet can fly with 2 or 200 passengers, the SuperNet can be used to deliver any number and combination of services, depending on the requirements of the end user. Each service has bandwidth allocated to it (much as each passenger has an assigned seat) so that end users experience optimal performance from the network.

In more technical terms, the Alberta SuperNet is a state-of-the-art, ultra-high speed network comprised of approximately 13,000 km of fibre, and 2,000 km of wireless connections. It connects more than 4700 government facilities, including government offices, hospitals, schools, libraries, municipal offices and provincial courts around the Province of Alberta. Internet Service Providers can also connect to the SuperNet and use the infrastructure to extend high-speed Internet services into rural communities.

To learn more about what Alberta's SuperNet does, click here.