EMBC\Synetrix Costs For next year (East Northamptonshire)
Just wanted to get everyone’s view on this. We are a secondary school and just had our EMBC renewal prices for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
Suffice to say we are not happy. Our 2010/11 is around £8000 while our 2011/12 cost as jumped to £23,000 p/a!! This is a massive jump that will cut right into the schools ICT budget as I did not plan for such a huge increase.
It’s such a big jump that I am thinking of looking at other educational Broadband providers (there must be other alternatives), as I believe this cost is outrageous for simply supplying broadband. Yes I know EMBC offer lots more but at my school we only use them as broadband and filtering providers.
Does anyone know what the implications of moving from EMBC are and if any schools have done it?
Thanks in advance!