What is the Supernet?
In the simplest terms, the Supernet is a way to access the Internet using a fiber optic cable network instead of using traditional copper wires, telephone or cable connections to do so. It is a very high speed, high capacity connection. The supernet was made possible by a generous grant negotiated on behalf of libraries by the Libraries Section of the provincial government (formerly under Alberta Community Development; now under Municipal Affairs and Housing). The supernet connections for all member libraries on the YRL network and YRL Headquarters is subsidized by special funding orchestrated by the Libraries Section of the Provincial Government. Visit the official Alberta Supernet site for more details about the Supernet.