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General Chat Thread, School's Internet Connection (High School) in General; Originally Posted by Sylv3r Our LA are happy to provide an internet connection for those schools in the area moving ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    Our LA are happy to provide an internet connection for those schools in the area moving over to academy status for the same cost plus 10%.
    Isn't that a contradiction in terms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Isn't that a contradiction in terms
    The LA will be adding the 10% to cover management charges, billing, vat charges etc... ours is doing something similar I believe.

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    We are happy for all our academies to stay with us, they can go directly to the RBC instead if they want. When people say the LA is putting the price up it is usually that the cost has previously been subsidised or covered by the LA or any grants (in part or in full) and there is not the money to do that anymore. If you want to hear me rant about why Mr Gove is right about Capita grants followed by why he is so wrong, and about how it is then twisted about to cost schools and LAs more money then you all know how to get me going at the conference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    We are happy for all our academies to stay with us, they can go directly to the RBC instead if they want. When people say the LA is putting the price up it is usually that the cost has previously been subsidised or covered by the LA or any grants (in part or in full) and there is not the money to do that anymore. If you want to hear me rant about why Mr Gove is right about Capita grants followed by why he is so wrong, and about how it is then twisted about to cost schools and LAs more money then you all know how to get me going at the conference!
    Ahhh we have a much better item for discussion though GD, and we know how much u love that one hehe

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    BT have been great for us

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    We use Global, they were the cheapest but we area local to one of their data centres.

    Never except the first price as the final price.

    As for leaving the LA you dont have to, but we found the LA were actually more expensive over a 3 year period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    BT are now doing a 3 and 5 year contract which includes free installation costs, they have a variety of pipe sizes based on 100Mb bearer and I have heard that they will take that bearer up to 1Gb if required and then whatever bandwidth you require i.e. 10Mb, 20Mb, 30Mb etc and you can increase within the contract at a very small cost.

    We are just looking at this at the moment.

    Also very reasonable costs PM me if you want as I don't want to put them up for all and sundry so to speak.
    We had this "deal" 3 years ago or so, with "free" installation. They came out and did a survey then came back with a list of "additional charges" which basically came to around the cost of the "free installation". It appeared that the free installation is really a free connection charge.. not installation. On a positive however the service form BT has been excellent and an upgrade from a 8Mb on a 10Mb bearer upto 60Mb on a 100Mb bearer was quick and painless.

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    Thanks all ... been a great help )

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    Hi Chris,

    I can help you with this. I've dropped you a PM

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