Why aren more sites connected to Albertas SuperNet?
There are four main reasons for the lack of SuperNet connections. 1) The SuperNet is a Government of Alberta initiative, and all facilities slated for SuperNet connections must be on the Government of Alberta’s list. In some cases, buildings were never “wired” for SuperNet, as they are not on the Government of Alberta’s SuperNet list. The Volunteer Alberta office in Edmonton is an example. The 26 volunteer centres across the province are not on the list either, nor are literacy associations. 2) Organizations on the Alberta Government’s SuperNet list may have moved from a building that was wired for SuperNet to a new location that lacks a connection. This is the case for some community adult learning councils (CALCs). The cost of getting a SuperNet connection is approximately $20,000, which is prohibitive for any non-profit organization. 3) There is conflicting information about whether or not an organization is on the Alberta Government’s SuperNet list. These organizations are wired fo