The Holonet Communication Centre stands both as a status symbol and as a practical necessity for any advanced civilization. Serving as the main local subspace switchboard and also as a direct connection to the galactic HoloNet, it has often been said that the presence of this facility puts a world "on the map" of high society. The heart of the facility is the signal multiplexor, located in a climate module isolated from local gravity. The hyperwave transceivers create tiny hyperspace conduits called s-threads that connect to adjacent non-mass HoloNet relays and permit instantaneous real-time communication with virtually the entire galactic disc. The Old Republic built the majority of network relays that can currently reach almost every known region, but the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Baobab Merchant Fleet also developed independent networks which have since been partially dismantled by the Empire. While Holonet Communication Centres draw tremendous power to operate and can be costly to maintain, they provide the societies that host them with convenient, personalized access to breaking news, vast infocaches, and unrivalled entertainment.