Through SuperNet, Alberta provides affordable high-speed network connectivity and Internet access to all schools, post-secondary institutions, libraries, hospitals, provincial government buildings and regional health authorities (over 4,700 sites). SuperNet also ensures that businesses and residences in over 420 communities have access to high-speed Internet at competitive rates.
SuperNet is a Government of Alberta initiative led by Alberta Innovation and Science. The SuperNet vendor for Alberta's learning sector, Axia SuperNet, has detailed information on the SuperNet build available on its SuperNet Management Portal.
SuperNet Service Funding Update
As part of the Alberta government’s commitment to improving broadband connectivity, Alberta Education has increased SuperNet Service Funding across the province’s K-12 education sector. Effective September 1, 2012, SuperNet Service Funding increased to $800 per month per site to offset the increased costs of next generation SuperNet services. This increase reflects an evolving reality in schools where the demand for bandwidth is growing considerably, due to the proliferation of online content, such as streaming video from LearnAlberta.ca and other external sources, and a steep increase in the number of computers and other devices used in schools to support learning.
School authorities are free to enter into agreements with Axia that do not extend beyond June 30, 2015. School authorities should also note that, upon request, they must be able to provide Education with a copy of their monthly Axia invoice showing their total monthly expenditure. The invoice will be checked against Education’s records to ensure that the amount being spent is at least as much as is being provided.
School authorities can access the list of available bandwidth services at https://www.mysupernet.com/ (login required).
Alberta Education's School Technology Branch is the primary contact for information on SuperNet related to the learning sector. For further information, contact:
Dave Hauschildt: by e-mail at Dave.Hauschildt@gov.ab.ca or by phone at 780-415-0824 [Dial 310-0000 for a toll-free call in Alberta]
Updated April 2013