For a long time many schools and educational organisations have been under the misconception that they had to use a local Regional Broadband Consortium or LEA run scheme for the schools internet connectivity. This has never been the case and schools have always had a duty of care to ensure they get the best value for their services. Something that was reitterated recently by the new government.
With so many day to day school functions now being dependent on the Internet connection, it has become a vital part of the schools infrastructure.
At Grove Technology Solutions we have partnered with Exa Networks to provide exactly the same award winning internet connection options to educational organisations as we do blue chip corporations.
Our connectivity services cover the full range of options open in the UK today, from Broadband and Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) to multi gigabit leased lines. All of which can have our content filtering service, SurfProtect®, inclusive at no extra costs.
Broadband & FTTC
Our broadband and fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) services are often the most appropriate solution for schools. Offering great value, a wide selection of internet speeds and inclusive content filtering.
Download speeds of up to 10Mbps
Upload speeds of up to 1.3Mpbs
No data transfer limits
Includes content filtering
Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC)
Download speeds of up to 76Mbps
Upload speeds of up to 20Mbps
Unrestricted use, no port or service blocking
Includes content filtering
Leased Lines / Private Circuits
As well as providing standard broadband connectivity, we also supply fibre-based leased lines for larger schools.
Offering the most reliable, stable and secure connectivity available today, a leased line is a brilliant option for those schools requiring a high amount of bandwidth. Dedicated exclusively to your school, you will receive an uncontended line with a 1:1 contention ratio.
This means that it is not shared with any other users, and you will receive the entire amount of bandwidth at all times.
As the connection is symmetrical, you will receive the same upload and download speeds.
We are able to provide a range of services to meet your requirements
10Mb on a 100Mb bearer
30Mb on a 100Mb bearer
50Mb on a 100Mb bearer
100Mb on a 100Mb bearer
Should the inevitable happen and you loose your leased line connection, we are able to provide a fibre to the cab backup line for a small additional cost.
Alongside protecting your school’s network from intrusion, a Stormshield firewall allows you to enact advanced content filtering.
State of the art, content filtering system, very simply, it allows you complete control over what you can view over the Internet and more importantly what you don’t want your children, staff or colleagues viewing.
Sometimes an organisation needs a solution that cannot be simply catagorised. At Grove Technology Solutions we have vast experience in providing these bespoke offerings, whether it is a bonded or load balanced solution; a mix of leased line and broadband; or something completely different.