The City of New Westminster is pleased to report that the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is now connected to BridgeNet, the City’s fibre optic network. JIBC joins Douglas College, which was the first post-secondary institution to connect to the high-speed broadband service in October 2017. Douglas College’s Anvil Centre campus has also since connected to the network.
“I’d like to welcome JIBC to our network and look forward to seeing how they use BridgeNet to enhance their educational services,” said Councillor Bill Harper, Co-Chair of the Intelligent City Advisory Committee. “We’re really excited to see how BridgeNet is connecting New Westminster’s commercial districts by improving access to broadband services and as a result, improving customer service.”
To date, 22 buildings are connected to BridgeNet, including 14 residential buildings, five business buildings, and three institutions. The City plans to connect 130 multi-residential buildings and 50 businesses to BridgeNet by 2020.
“BridgeNet fibre benefits our students by allowing them to participate in training remotely, register for their courses online, watch video presentations while off-site, conduct public safety research, and access a wide variety of internet services through a fast and reliable connection,” said George Jones, Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology Services at JIBC. “We greatly appreciate the City of New Westminster for allowing us access to their system for the benefit of JIBC students, staff, and faculty.”
BridgeNet relies on partner ISPs to sell Internet and broadband services to residential buildings, businesses, and institutions. Currently, eight ISPs are signed up, including Shaw Communications.
Learn more about BridgeNet by visiting www.bridgenetnw.com.
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Councillor Bill Harper
City of New Westminster