Cybera is able to aggregate connected members’ Internet traffic and pass it in bulk to an Internet Service Provider. By pooling traffic from multiple institutions, Cybera can help its members lower their Internet costs. The purpose of this service is to increase efficiency for the public and not-for-profit sector in Alberta.
Cybera purchases Internet bandwidth on behalf of the members in the Internet Buying Group. It is a month-to-month service, with no long-term contract or commitment. All members of the buying group pay the same rate per megabit of bandwidth.
Access to the Internet Buying Group is exclusively available to public sector and not-for-profit organizations that are Cybera members.
The buying group helps Cybera members purchase Internet services more efficiently by pooling their traffic. Members receive monthly invoices for the bandwidth they purchase.
The cost is $14 per megabit per second. The Internet Service Providers of the bandwidth are selected through an RFP process that is renewed at regular intervals.
Combined with the Peering Service, total Internet expenses can be significantly reduced.
Technical requirements and set up
- A physical network connection to CyberaNet or the Alberta SuperNet is required.
- When members join the Internet Buying Group, they will enter into a monthly payment arrangement for their share of the bandwidth purchased from the Internet Service Provider through the Internet Buying Group, with the ability to alter their capped bandwidth amounts as required.*
- Once the physical connection and contract are in place, Cybera will work with members to test and monitor the connection.
* To adjust your capped bandwidth amount, please complete this form and send it to your account representative.