National Research & Education Network

The BCNET Advanced Network is a provincial partner of the Canadian National Research and Education Network.

The BCNET Network is part of a larger network — Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively manage this powerful digital infrastructure. It connects Canadians to national and global data, tools, colleagues and classrooms that fuel the engine of innovation in today's digital economy.



Canada’s NREN is essential for Canadian participation in data-intensive, collaborative research. The enormous volume of data that is transmitted over the network, and the need to connect with international peers and resources available only through global NREN partners, positions Canada’s NREN as critical 21st century infrastructure supporting home-grown knowledge creation and innovation. For more information, please view the NREN: essential digital infrastructure for innovation brochure.


What is CANARIE?