+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Internet Speed & Costs in Technical; Hi, I work in an International School and I am commencing negotiations with our ISP to try to reduce our ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brunei
    Posts
    4
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Internet Speed & Costs

    Hi,

    I work in an International School and I am commencing negotiations with our ISP to try to reduce our internet costs. I am trying to research what other schools are paying for their internet but ISP do not seem to publish this data on their websites.

    I would be interested in getting any feed back that I could use, such as the cost of the internet and what speed you have signed up for. I appreciate that sometimes the actual speed may vary.

    Cheers

    James

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    914
    Thank Post
    98
    Thanked 185 Times in 160 Posts
    Rep Power
    55
    Costs are going to vary massively so you'll probably get a very wide spread of cost / speed.

    I think we pay £15k or so for 100mb though to get the ball rolling.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    890
    Thank Post
    94
    Thanked 165 Times in 140 Posts
    Rep Power
    50
    We pay approx £10k PA for 100mb connection including a backup ADSL+ connection for redundancy.

    But as @RTFM mentioned; costs will vary tremendously depending upon your location and the available services and suppliers in your area.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    108
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    The best you can do is contact several ISPs in your country and then work out the avg for there.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    108
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Also, depends on what they are offering will vary the cost, eg leased line, Ethernet or EFM.

  6. #6
    wickit's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Sitting down
    Posts
    144
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    We pay approx £10k PA for 100mb connection including a backup ADSL+ connection for redundancy.

    But as @RTFM mentioned; costs will vary tremendously depending upon your location and the available services and suppliers in your area.
    Wow that seems cheap, can you tel me who you use ??

  7. #7
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,002
    Thank Post
    983
    Thanked 477 Times in 398 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    98
    We pay 14k for uncontended 100mbit from BT

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    890
    Thank Post
    94
    Thanked 165 Times in 140 Posts
    Rep Power
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by wickit View Post
    Wow that seems cheap, can you tell me who you use ??
    The Networking People (previously LUNS, Lancaster University Network Services)
    TNP Ltd. The Networking People - Home

    Also check out Welcome to M247 Ltd, a leading internet infrastructure and ICT company based in Manchester UK | Homepage | M247 as they were 2nd in terms of cost at the time we obtained quotations.

    Both were still £k's cheaper in comparison to BT or Virgin Media.
    Last edited by MYK-IT; 12th June 2013 at 02:26 PM.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    343
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 72 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    We've got a coverage of about 85% of the UK for between £8,495 to £8,995 for a full 100Mbit using BT based circuits with even better pricing in London.

    We've also managed to do 100Mbit on 1Gbit bearer on Virgin from £5,995 in certain areas.

    Beating BT Retail on price is unbelievably easy for us or our friends at M247.

    It's very rare we're beaten on price for connectivity so do give us a go

    Dave

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    9
    Hi,

    If you are not based on the UK, then we can still help you with pricing, as we have a pretty nice Global reach

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    1,048
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 63 Times in 56 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Would love to be paying some of these prices for our Leased Line... Can recommend M247 though were cheapest by a long way when we installed our line last year.

  12. #12
    Jobos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,180
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 57 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by SchoolsBroadband View Post
    We've got a coverage of about 85% of the UK for between £8,495 to £8,995 for a full 100Mbit using BT based circuits with even better pricing in London.
    Does that price include things like web and email filtering or web hosting as we're paying around £6k for a 10Mb line?

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    343
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 72 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Does that price include things like web and email filtering or web hosting as we're paying around £6k for a 10Mb line?
    Generally speaking no. We have different options available and the cost also changes dependant on if you're a primary or a secondary school.

    If you're a primary schools I'd recommend FTTC anyway as it will near enough always outperform a 10Mbit leased line and prices for that including content filtering start from £2,600pa.

    Thanks

    Dave

  14. #14
    Jobos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,180
    Thank Post
    188
    Thanked 57 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by SchoolsBroadband View Post
    If you're a primary schools I'd recommend FTTC anyway as it will near enough always outperform a 10Mbit leased line and prices for that including content filtering start from £2,600pa.

    Thanks

    Dave
    I don't know if it is a leased line as we had fibre and that was replaced with a pair of copper lines and I remember the BT man talking about SDSL as he installed it. We were paying £10k for the fibre line and now using copper it's dropped to a round £5-6k which includes the filtering and web hosting.
    Last edited by Jobos; 15th June 2013 at 12:08 AM.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    59
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 23 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Think we pay under £12k for a 100mb leased line with ADSL failover from M247.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Internet Speed Tests
    By plexer in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 10th May 2013, 12:32 PM
  2. Internet Speeds (and costs) from around the World
    By mattx in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26th February 2010, 04:37 PM
  3. Voluntary code for internet speed
    By elsiegee40 in forum IT News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 5th June 2008, 01:09 PM
  4. Go about investigating how I can get faster internet speeds
    By DavidB4910 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30th March 2007, 11:43 AM
  5. Internet service providers costs????
    By tosca925 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 12th September 2005, 12:41 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •