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    ISP Costs

    Quick thread, if people don't mind disclosing - how much do you pay for your internet per year, what speed is it, and what school (primary/secondary/6th form).

    Cheers,

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    We are with E2BN, the internet speed is "up to" 2MB, we are a primary school with around 500 kids and about 75-100 workstations.

    Can't remember the exact price, but it was between 750 - 1000 (i think).

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    We pay just under 8000 for a 10mbit connection through SEGfL

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    We pay aprox 7.5k per year for 2mbit. We're a primary school.

    Stupid price if you ask me, but we have no choice, if we opt out they keep all but about 2k of the money anyway.

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    We were a nursery - 6 form school, and paid 2000UKP for the redstone4schools 8meg ADSL package, but about 90% of that cost was for the use of their filtering proxy. Was a private school and had no affordable access to anything faster.

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    Primary School 2MBit/1Mbit (50GB/Month data cap) dedicated NZ$1920 (785.269 GBP)
    We do our own filtering and have around 500 children.

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    30,000 - Something like that. 100meg fiber connection with Zen.
    plus 256 Puplic IP Addresses
    Last edited by FN-GM; 20th August 2009 at 04:01 PM.

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    How do you guys get quotes for stuff like that? Some prices look good some look damn scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    30,000 - Something like that. 100meg fiber connection with Zen.
    plus 256 Puplic IP Addresses
    30K! that seems a hell of lot of dosh. Is this 100mb true bandwidth (i.e. no contention ratio) or shared on a ration of 1:n i.e. 4, 8, 16 businesses sharing the pipe?

    I do find that Zen seems to be expensive, yes given the reliabiliy and support is good but still the cost does need to be understood by Zen as well as the customer i.e. discounts for education and selling under the catalyst (OCS buying solutions).

    Ash.

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    18,000 pa, Synetrix - 100Mb, 10 Public IP's... Secondary School - 1400 users

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    e2bn, 100 MB, 5000 per year, 250 pupils, 40 staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashok View Post
    30K! that seems a hell of lot of dosh. Is this 100mb true bandwidth (i.e. no contention ratio) or shared on a ration of 1:n i.e. 4, 8, 16 businesses sharing the pipe?

    I do find that Zen seems to be expensive, yes given the reliabiliy and support is good but still the cost does need to be understood by Zen as well as the customer i.e. discounts for education and selling under the catalyst (OCS buying solutions).

    Ash.
    Its a true connection, Its slight under 30k though.

    When i look out of the office window i can see Zen HQ. The speeds are very good. You also have to take into account that this also pays for the 1gbs BT fiber line thats allot in itself, support for the routers etc. That 100 meg connection is just for our school, it isnt shared.

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    Nothing more than an ADSL Max line here, actual sync is about 7100kbps, on Zen Business 8000 with enhanced care. Costs us 91/month (so 1092pa). Large primary school. Love to have a better connection but no budget for it this year... maybe next year though, and some of the posts here so far are looking interesting in terms of pricing.

    We actually switched away from RM ADSL Max Premier this year, which is 2,102/year, because we weren't seeing any extra benefit that we couldn't get from Zen (there are differences, they just weren't beneficial to us).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Its a true connection, Its slight under 30k though.

    When i look out of the office window i can see Zen HQ. The speeds are very good. You also have to take into account that this also pays for the 1gbs BT fiber line thats allot in itself, support for the routers etc. That 100 meg connection is just for our school, it isnt shared.
    Fair point about the router, support etc, but other vendors have this as well so that nothing new. I was surpised that you guys needed a true 100mb connection. I thought it would be better to have say 40 or 60Mb connection and cut the cost to say 15-18K, would save the school some money per year.

    Whats your current average i.e. how much is used when the school is busy. Have you done any monitoring to see how much you guys are using.

    We have over 1700 users inc staff and 8mb Leased line is fine. Even in the busy times its rearely more than 4Mb.

    Ash.

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    Not had the bill yet this year (going on last years potential cost increase)

    10MB Segfl LAN extension, 1100 Users. Projected cost of 30k-36k.

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