About BCNET 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 BC 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. As a thought-leader in information technology, BCNET works to promote and improve technology adoption and implementation at B.C.’s higher education and research institutes. BCNET advocates, educates, collaborates and supports information technology services to advance the mandates of its members. Sixty-eight research and higher education institutions connect to BCNET, including federal and provincial research labs, federal cultural institutes, provincial health centres, universities and research institutions; another 72 colleges and schools connect to BCNET through the Provincial Learning Network.