CALGARY, June 10 /CNW/ - Harnessing the power of Alberta's SuperNet, four Northern Alberta communities will join the over 300 participants in the National Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference on June 10, 2010. Axia NetMedia Corporation is proud to connect attendees in Grande Prairie, Peace River, Fort McMurray and Fairview who will participate via videoconferencing over Alberta's SuperNet, the provincial broadband backbone that connects 429 communities and more than 4,700 government facilities across the province.
"I can't think of a more powerful way to use the SuperNet than to connect people together from across the province through videoconferencing to discuss an important concern like domestic violence," said Service Alberta Minister Heather Klimchuk, responsible for Alberta's SuperNet. "Seeing the SuperNet being used like this speaks volumes about its amazing potential to bring Albertans together."
Alberta has one of the highest reported rates of domestic homicide in Canada. Last year, nine cases of domestic homicide were reported in Calgary alone. "It is important to us to make this conference available to all Albertans working in our field, so we can address this issue head on and the SuperNet has provided us with the perfect opportunity to do so," said Kevin McNichol, Executive Director of HomeFront, an umbrella organization in Calgary that collaborates with partner agencies to reduce domestic violence in the city. "This conference will present research and create the opportunity for collaboration that can help prevent domestic homicide rates from increasing."
Murray Sigler, President of Axia Canada added, "Axia is pleased to be a supporter of HomeFront and this great conference. Alberta's SuperNet provides critical infrastructure in driving limitless collaboration and knowledge innovation across all sectors and for all Albertans."
Alberta's SuperNet is the link that connects Albertans to each other and to the rest of the world. It is a state-of-the-art, ultra-high speed network that connects more than 4,700 government facilities, including government offices, hospitals, schools, libraries, municipal offices and provincial courts around the Province of Alberta. Internet Service Providers can also connect to the SuperNet and use the infrastructure to extend high-speed Internet services into rural communities. Axia NetMedia Corporation enables government and service providers to connect Albertans across the province to Alberta's SuperNet.
Axia NetMedia Corporation sells Real Broadband(TM) and passive services on Next Generation Networks that have implemented the Axia NGN Solution. The Axia NGN Solution has been implemented in Alberta, France and Singapore. Axia trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "AXX".
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