As broadband for schools became crucial in education, Local Education Authorities almost had a monopoly on the provision of broadband for schools services. Since funding was removed via the withdrawal of the Harnessing technology grant it has meant schools are being faced with increasing costs for their broadband services with very little alternatives.
SchoolCare, through our Broadband4 division, can offer excellent value connectivity options, potentially saving around £10,000 over a 3 year period compared to a solution provided by a Local Education Authority. With the increase in academies and free schools, the requirement for a competitive choice for broadband for education is increasing.
Broadband4 can offer robust and reliable alternatives to Local Education Authority broadband connections. All SchoolCare services provided by Broadband4 are offered as managed services, which allows schools to retain as much or as little control as you would like.
If you have an on-site ICT team, you may wish to be in control of the whole service – from internet access and web filtering in school. Often smaller sites which may not have an on-site ICT resource will entrust the day to day management of the broadband and web filtering to our engineering and account management teams. Our teams are available to help you every step of the way.
Our connectivity services are carefully sourced from UK service providers, and all filtering and associated products are located within our own data centre facilities in the UK, based in multiple locations. As with all our services, by retaining a high level of control and minimising the reliance on third parties, this means Broadband for schools services are maintained at a consistently high level for all our customers. This enables SchoolCare to respond efficiently and quickly if there is the event of a service related issue.