BCNET is a not-for-profit, shared IT services organization that collaborates with its higher education members to explore and evaluate leading-edge information technology services to accelerate research, collaboration, learning and innovation. BCNET’s high-capacity, advanced fibre optic network infrastructure provides a common and powerful platform to deliver services to support research and the strategic objectives of higher education institutions.
BCNET is owned, governed and funded primarily by its members, with some additional support provided by the Province of B.C. and CANARIE. BCNET is guided by clear, member-defined principles that provide a framework for the types of projects or services it will undertake. Proposed services share the common goal of reducing members costs, minimizing technology duplication and improving efficiencies, while meeting the collective mandate of its members.