With cloud based content increasingly used within the classroom, it is important your Internet connection can handle whatever is thrown at it.

We partner with a number of large service providers and have built our connectivity packages with reliability in mind with up to 4 hour SLA fix

Connections available to schools are:

Leased Line – A leased line is a full fibre optic connection from your premises to the public internet with speeds up to 10 gigabits both upload and download. Referred to as uncontended meaning the full bandwidth is yours and not shared.

FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) – Is a full fibre optic connection from your premises to the local telephone exchange. Download speeds of up to a gigabit are available but as the infrastructure is shared with other users on the same exchange, at busier times the connection may slow or become unreliable.

FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) – Uses existing copper telephone lines to connect you to your local street cabinet. From there fibre optic carries your data to the exchange. Speeds of up to 330 megabits per second are available but as with FTTP, the infrastructure is shared. As part of the Openreach switch off in 2025, these connections will soon become redundant. Schools will need an all fibre product.

Did you know?

The DfE recently updated their guidance to recommend all schools have a full fibre Internet connection with a backup connection in place. Available HERE