Making it Possible

Connect your community to opportunity.

We live in an increasingly digital world where access to high-speed networks means access to e-commerce, video streaming, employment, health care, and distance education resources. For remote communities with slow or no networks, FibreNet creates new economic opportunities, jobs, products, and services.

Government Overview

Government

We’re here to help expand and enhance your network services by building and extending digital infrastructure to connect Alberta to the world. We believe in bridging the digital divide - giving people the opportunity to live rural and work global.

FibreNet allows you to get all your sites connected to the same network so you can share and transport large amounts of data, video, educational, and health services securely and efficiently. You can choose the right amount of bandwidth for your needs and have the right kind of network solution to do exactly what you want, when you want.

Government Segments

Axia FibreNet provides services and solutions across a wide range of government sectors.

Government Ministries

One of the key criteria residents and businesses often use in deciding whether to locate in a region or community is the quality of Government services within that community.

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Education Services

FibreNet allows schools, universities, colleges, and adult learning centres to be at the forefront of technological innovation in the delivery of education.

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Health Services

Health Services

​In healthcare, access to real-time patient information is imperative when it comes to delivering the most efficient and effective care possible.

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Municipal Government

Municipal Governments

A significant outcome of Axia’s approach within municipalities is the emergence of community networking initiatives.

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Library Services

Library Services

An Axia FibreNet connection allows libraries the ability to open up the world of information and possibilities for residents.

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First Nations

With FibreNet, First Nations communities are able to access the global intellectual capital in order to bring the world’s best education, health, and admin practices to their communities.

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Government Case Study

Axia FibreNet enhances digital learning for generations to come

Discovery Education

The education system is relying more and more on technology to enhance the learning experience for the next generation. Lesson plans are being delivered online while video and online content are becoming fundamental contributors to student learning, giving them a firsthand look at what is going on in our ever-changing world.

Axia FibreNet enhances digital learning for generations to come

Discovery Education

The education system is relying more and more on technology to enhance the learning experience for the next generation. Lesson plans are being delivered online while video and online content are becoming fundamental contributors to student learning, giving them a firsthand look at what is going on in our ever-changing world.

Discovery Education has been fundamental to transforming the classroom, empowering teachers and captivating students. Their goal is to provide high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts, transforming teaching and creating more captivated learning.

The Challenge

Golden Hills School Division No. 75 encompasses a large geographical area across rural mid-eastern Alberta and serves approximately 6500 students. Because of their rural location and poor Internet connection, the district found that when someone tried to download Discovery content over the Internet at school it was very slow. In one school the video content would buffer for 22 minutes before the teacher was able to show it to their class. In order to solve this, they decided to host the content on a local caching server, downloading all of the Discovery content where it would sit in the school or school district. The challenge was that the school was now paying for the Discovery license and paying to build and maintain the servers resulting in a cost of $3000-$5000 per year.

The FibreNet Solution

In order to significantly improve the previous internet delivery model and lower costs, Axia came up with another, Alberta specific solution. Working with the school, Axia set up a server sitting in RackForce, Canada’s largest enterprise cloud service provider where we could host all of the Discovery content. This content was then accessed over the SuperNet to the schools, bypassing the school district’s infrastructure. This meant that the cloud service provided the performance of Discovery’s content without having to purchase and maintain infrastructure in the data centre. In addition, district Internet bandwidth was not being consumed when students or teachers accessed Discovery content.

The byproduct and benefits of having each district connected to the network is that they can work together as a group of districts and create a collation of buyers who can then negotiate a licence with Discovery. Axia’s SuperNet enabled these districts to form one buying group and instead of representing 10,000 students, representing 100,000 students, lowering the price down from $3 a student to $2 a student.

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The Result

Golden Hills School Division No. 75 went from paying between $3,000-$5,000 per year hosting and maintaining their own server to a cost of $1000 per year to access Discovery media from RackForce. The school division also recognized significant bulk discounts for the Discovery license.

Government Services

FibreNet allows you to get all your sites connected to the same network so you can share and transport large amounts of data, video, educational and health services information securely and efficiently. Connect your community to opportunity.

Contact

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Calgary, AB T2R 0E9

Phone: 1.403.538.4000
Email: info@axia.com

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