Broadband networks are an integral part of the eduSource
project and to the delivery of next generation online
educational objects. It is only through such networks
that applications such as videoconferencing and streaming
video become practical.
Broadband networks enable the delivery of media-rich,
interactive materials to the classroom. Equally important
is their ability to accommodate a degree of interaction
between geographically separated teachers and learners
that previously was a structural barrier to distance
Advanced networks such as CA*net 3 (across Canada) and
NeteraNet (in Alberta) indicate the future direction
of broadband technology. In the next few years these
networks will be able to deliver high-resolution video
almost instantaneously to any school, office or home
in the country. "Always on" connections, high-quality
content and the combination of wireless and wired networks
mean that learning will be possible anywhere, anytime.
Proud Canadian Legacy
By Gerry Miller and Andrew K. Bjerring. CA*net3 Institute.
The early history and evolution of the CA*net3, Canada's
national Internet backbone.
The leader of the BELLE Project, Netera Alliance is
a not-for-profit corporation of universities, research
institutions, government and small and large private-sector
companies facilitating advanced information infrastructure
Information about the Advanced Research and Development
Network Operations Center (ARDNOC) and CA*net3.