The map of Canada shows the urban sites with video conferencing connections and facilities that now have Quality of Service (QoS) for their video and audio traffic over the Kuh-ke-nah Network. The next image shows the First Nation communities connected into this broadband network and how the traffic flows to each community to ensure video, audio and data traffic is managed.
K-Net Services is working in partnership with First Nations, the public and the private sectors to develop and sustain a Wide Area Broadband Network. The Kuh-ke-nah Broadband Network (K-Net) provides support for band office programs, health and education services in each participating First Nation. The network supports the development of broadband applications that combine video, voice and data services requiring high speed connectivity solutions. The long term objective is to establish local community networks linked across the country to other networks that share and distribute broadband services and programs that benefit the local community.
K-Net staff develops different broadband applications and appropriate open source communication tools (ICTs) for Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff and services to support First Nation leaders, administrators and program staff in the use of their ICT equipment and programs. Various scalable community broadband applications in the areas of health, education, data warehousing, portals, IP video conferencing and telephony, community and regionally based networks are in operation today and can be viewed online.