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CLEO Thread, Different Broadband Supplier in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); I came accross this thread yestarday and was slightly shocked by some of the quotes about how much it had ...
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    I came accross this thread yestarday and was slightly shocked by some of the quotes about how much it had went up. so i went to our finance department who i may add had not had the bill through. The finance dept chanced OCL for the paperwork and suprise we had been missed of the email list. they sent it over late yestarday and we were informed that it has been capped so as not to push the price up two high. If this has been capped i would hate to see if it had not been capped it has went up 61%. I would not be so annoyed if we were giving some notice of how much the increase would have been in january so we could aim off to find another provider. I would think my SLT will be saying get us out of this soon what a way to do business.

    sorry for the rant i cant believe the LCC has went in to partnership with these people.
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    Like everybody has said it a massive hike and you have to question the quality of service and developments. When i spoke to our Business Manager she indicated we have no chose but to pay it as it has come so late in after budgets have been set.

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    Also wonder whether it would be useful if a lot of Lancashire schools are looking at an alternative provider, that we could pool together as a group and maybe get a better discount. I know this was done at the start of this year with a group of 6 Lancashire schools and Virtue Technologies.
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    I'm happy to talk about my experience moving away from OCL if anyone wants to PM me - it looks like we were lucky moving when we did last year, but if what people are saying is true, and that this years prices have been capped with a 50%+ increase, it looks like now's the time to be getting away from them before they remove the cap next year...

    There's a lot to consider, but we've had no regrets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichCowell View Post
    this years prices have been capped with a 50%+ increase
    Our's hasn't been capped.. not when the price doubled! Rich, would you mind sending me a PM with your experience moving away and how you found the process, anything to be aware of etc?

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    @RichCowell could you also PM me your experience of moving away as well if it's not too much trouble, we are really trying to get things moving quickly on this.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticker View Post
    Also wonder whether it would be useful if a lot of Lancashire schools are looking at an alternative provider, that we could pool together as a group and maybe get a better discount. I know this was done at the start of this year with a group of 6 Lancashire schools and Virtue Technologies.


    Hi folks,

    FYI we do a 10% discount for all primary schools on recurring rentals for broadband + filtering + security if 3 or more schools in the same geographic area sign up at roughly the same time.

    PM me if interested

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Our's hasn't been capped.. not when the price doubled! Rich, would you mind sending me a PM with your experience moving away and how you found the process, anything to be aware of etc?
    It is pretty shocking... not sure how they can get away with such significant increases after the contract period has started...

    PM'd you :O)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    @RichCowell could you also PM me your experience of moving away as well if it's not too much trouble, we are really trying to get things moving quickly on this.

    Cheers
    No trouble at all, PM sent :O)

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    Please note that we shall have both Schools Broadband and M247 exhibiting at the conf in Preston next Thursday if anyone from the CLEO region needs to meet them in the flesh. Please remember to register first though if you have not already done so.

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    Hi All,

    More than happy to meet anyone next week, both Wayne and myself will be around all day.

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    Yes Sally and I will be there too. We're looking forward to see all of our fellowedugeeks

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    Both myself and Paul Walsh will be there. Looking forward to meeting you.

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    Anyone still looking around for alternative suppliers ? I've had one quote back so far which was a couple of thousand cheaper than the OCL renewal costs.

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    If people still want quotes, then please let me know.

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