WREPNet Anniversary

Today Waterloo Region celebrates the 15th anniversary of WREPNet, a regional fibre optic network that was built to serve education and community partners within the region.

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WREPNet is governed through the establishment of a joint venture agreement.  The ongoing existence and development of the network is a real tribute to the technical team and steering committee members of each organization who have worked together in a cohesive and progressive manner to serve the needs of Waterloo Region.

It has been my pleasure to serve as WREPNet co-chair for a number of years,  and I extend sincere congratulations to all involved in this fantastic venture.

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Here are a few WREPNet fun facts:

  • WREPNet is currently one of the most state-of-the-art region wide information networks in Canada
  • Approximately 585 kilometers of fibre optic cable is installed to connect the 327 sites throughout Waterloo Region to WREPNet
  • The fibre optic cable is connected to 10,200 hydro poles
  • If you laid all of the individual strands contained within the fibre optic network being installed for WREPNet, they would stretch 5,042 kilometers – most of the distance across Canada! – Vancouver to New Brunswick
  • a typical day of network traffic  has doubled  16 times over this 15 year period.

A little WREPNet history:

Learn more about WREPNet [here].

~Mark

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