Olds Connected Community
Olds Connected Community

Business Internet



An Internet Service Provider (ISP) simply put is a company that offers its customers access to the Internet from their home or business. For the most part an ISP will connect to its customers using data transmission technology that incorporates the use of a dial-up modem, DSL box, cable modem, Fibre to the Premise (FTTH) or wireless connection such as microwave or satellite transmission.

Most ISPs provide Internet e-mail accounts to users which allow them to communicate to other ISPs and by extension their customers, by sending and receiving digital messages through the ISP's own mail servers. ISPs often provide additional services such as, VOIP Telephone Service, HD TV services, remote storage of data files, website hosting, as well as other services unique to the specific ISP.


ISPs employ a range of technologies to enable Small Business to connect to their network.

For small business the most popular options include DSL (typically Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, ADSL), broadband wireless, cable modem, fiber to the premises (FTTH), and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) (typically basic rate interface).

Website Hosting

A website hosting provider will in most cases be located in a data centre that is connected to a Top Level ISP with multiple backbones for incoming and outgoing Internet Service. Most web hosting providers will also provide email services in their web servers.

Business Internet


Generally an ISP cannot provide complete worldwide Internet access on their own, ISPs themselves purchase from what is called “upstream ISPs” for extended Wholesale Top Level Internet access. The upstream ISP will commonly have a larger network then the contracting ISP and is able to provide the home ISP with access to the Internet the home ISP by itself would not be able to connect.

ISP Providers that service the Olds AB area are as follows:

Contact: Caputo, Alison
Street Address: 6308 46 St
Mailing Address: 6308 46 St, Olds, AB T4H 1M7
Phone: 403-556-7770
Communications & Electronics

Mountain Aire Computer
5018 46th Street
Olds, AB T4H 1A5
(403) 556-6315

Contact: Nathan Kusiek
Manager, Sales & Marketing
#8b, 5221 - 46 Street
Hours: 10AM - 6PM | Monday - Saturday
Phone: 403.556.ONET (6638)
Email: info@O-NET.ca
Website: www.o-net.ca

Phone: (403) 301-4590
Toll Free: (866) 301-4590
Website: www.platinum.ca

Contact: Leon Durand
Street Address: 5004 50 Ave
Phone: 403-556-6616
Fax: 403-556-6810
Toll Free: 1-877-RIP-2221
Website: www.ripsaudiovideo.com
Communications, Electronics & SPA Sales

Mailing Address: 4761 - 62 St., Red Deer, AB T4N 2R4
Business Services
Business Sales & Customer Care: (403) 340-6426
Residential Internet
Technical Support (24/7/365): (403) 340-6420
Website: www.shaw.ca

TELUS Client Service - Residential Clients
Home Phone & Internet: 310-2255
Website: www.telus.com

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