SANET is an independent civil association, members of which agreed with conditions to provide each other with Internet services. It is a non-profit organisation whose members contribute to operation of the network. The SANET members must agree with the statute, rules of the usage of the SANET network and AUP.

SANET is not the organisation managed by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. The Ministry of Education contributes to SANET operation by the subsidy for high schools and universities.

SANET operates research & educational network in Slovakia since 1991 and connects universities, research institutes and schools to high-speed N * 100Gb/s backbone. Schools are connected to SANET by 1Gb/s links, universities and research institutes by 10Gb/s – 100Gb/s links.