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Belnet Logo
Mottodedicated connectivity
Legal statusPublic service with separate management within the Federal Public Service for Science Policy Programming (since 2000)
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Region served
Chairman of the Management Committee
Pierre Bruyère
Main organ
Management Committee

Belnet (or the Belgian National research and education network) is a Belgian internet provider for educational institutions, research centres, scientific institutes and government services.[1] Since 1993, BELNET provides web services to higher education, federal departments and ministries, and international organisations.

Since 2001, Belnet provides IPv6 connectivity and multicast access to its customers.

One of Belnet's FTP servers is a mirror for holding several files related to the FOSS and GNU communities, as well as Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, and Fedora.

Since 2004, Belnet is the operator of BEgrid, the Belgian research grid infrastructure,[2] and since 2009 it is also the operator of the BEgrid Portal (based on P-GRADE Portal technology).


  1. ^ "Who are we?". Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  2. ^ "Announcement - Belgian research grid connects to world-wide grid". 22 November 2005.

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