Peering and Internet Buying Group

Peering Service

Traffic to major sites such as Google, YouTube and Facebook accounts for, on average, 50% of an organization's commercial internet use. Cybera’s Peering service offers access to these and other popular sites through a connection with the Calgary Internet Exchange and CANARIE’s Content Delivery Service, improving efficiencies in internet traffic.

Benefits of Peering

  • Lowered internet costs for those connected.
  • Web content loads faster, even during peak times.
  • Unmetered access, with no bandwidth limitations.

Content Providers We Peer With

Altopia ( and
Cisco WebEx


The full list of the providers available through our connection to CANARIE's Content Delivery Service is available here.

The list of peered networks available through our connection to the Calgary Internet Exchange is available here.

Peering Service Administrative Fee

This fee is based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students or employees within the organization:

Less than 1,000 FTE $50/month
1,001 - 10,000 FTE $100/month
More than 10,000 FTE $500/month

Internet Buying Group

By pooling members’ internet traffic, Cybera negotiates a bulk bandwidth rate from a commercial Internet Service Provider to provide members with high-speed internet services at a reduced cost.

Member Benefits

  • Members are only charged a metered ($/Mbps) rate for the Internet Buying Group’s transit internet. The Peering service is bundled together with the Internet Buying Group, and includes unmetered traffic for one flat administrative fee.
  • Free IPv6 internet traffic (network permitting).
  • Members have reported dramatic cost savings.
  • It is a month-to-month service, with no long-term contract or commitment.

The Cost

All members of the Internet Buying Group pay the same monthly rate for their share of the bandwidth purchased from the Internet Service Provider: $1.20 per Mbps.*

*Note: Internet Buying Group members are also subject to the Peering Service administrative fee

Requirements to Join

The Peering Service and Internet Buying Group are only available to educational and not-for-profit organizations in Alberta that are members of Cybera.

CyberaNet Login for Members

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