By presenting the bandwidth requests of our members to our network partners as a wholesale purchase, we provide reliable Internet bandwidth at much lower prices than are commercially available. We do not merge the bandwidth into a shared pool at any point; Every member gets a dedicated and independent Internet connection with reliable last-mile connectivity. The secretariat coordinates the processes that lead to lower prices for the group and continuously monitors to ensure that members get the best possible service.
As a not-for-profit organization, we want our members to get more Internet bandwidth and we want you to pay less for more. So that you enjoy your service to the fullest, we also go the extra mile to help you eliminate internal network issues by sharing best practices and interfacing with upstream service providers where necessary. Our network engineers have also been known to wade in and help control bandwidth hogs on member networks.