Our History

O-NET was born out of a passion to create a connected community in rural Alberta where residents and businesses have access to the kinds of technology services and experiences that rival the best in Canada.
In 2004, the Technology Committee of the Olds Institute for Community & Regional Development began focusing on laying the foundation for this connected community with the development of an Open Access Telecommunication Network. In 2011, the construction of a state-of-the-art fibre-optic network began. With a fibre network now in place throughout the entire community, every resident, business and municipal facility in town has access to technology that promotes innovation and sustainability.
As Canada’s first community-owned and operated Fibre-to-the-Premises network, O-NET brings together and delivers network operational management, unique broadcasting, phone and Internet services to our residential and business customers, creating advantages such as the highest quality Internet services in the industry, the latest high-definition television features, fully customizable telephone systems, mass storage and virtual private networks.
We’re continuing our pursuit of innovations that ensure a strong, sustainable future. We work hard every day to lead the telecommunications industry in offering new technologies, state-of-the-art services and unmatched customer experiences.