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    Question Moving School Internet Connection

    Hi folks,

    We're considering moving away from our LA provided connection, as the stability is less than great and it's overcomplicated.

    Based on the experience here, what's a 100Mb/s synchronous connection likely to cost us, and who are suppliers to use (or avoid)?

    Is more than 100Mb/s viable in this day and age, and again what are likely costs?

    TIA

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    I'd be happy to quote you for a 100mbps line, we can go up to 1gbps also, but costs do rise steeply.

    Drop me a PM with your requirements and I shall pop something together for you

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    I'm in a similar situation. Our internet speed is awful now and our supplier just says there's no problem with the line. What sort of average download speed would you expect from a 100mbps line?

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    We're in then process of changing our provider and, after talking to several companies, decided on exponential-e.

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    It really depends on your location for costs. Where I am here, its super expensive. Where I was 2 years ago, it was pretty cheap.

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    Before you look at 100mbps, check that you can't get a city fibre connection... Network

    They are doing us a 1gbps connection for 4k a year less than virgin wanted for a 100mbps connection!

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    We've done 100/100 from about 5.5kpa.

    The biggest we've done is 1Gbit on 1Gbit for 24kpa.

    Dave

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    We are a 1gbps symmetric uncontended on a 10gbps bearer and we are signed up for 5 years at 10k8 a year. Install of the fibre was free. Virgin quoted us 14k2 for 100mbps and they also wanted 8k to install the fibre as our original connection was a 10 on 10.

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    Ok. Now I'm sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    We are a 1gbps symmetric uncontended on a 10gbps bearer and we are signed up for 5 years at 10k8 a year. Install of the fibre was free.
    Can I ask who that's with?

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    Thats with City Fibre/Gigler. Their upstream provider is C4L. CityFibre

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    Try EXA Networks. We are now with them and our bill halved. Excellent service and support too.

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    We did this a couple of years ago, plumping with Schools Broadband.
    In the process of checking various suppliers and from what we've heard from other local schools, the most positive were easily SB, Exa and M247 and the worst were Exponential E, Virgin and BT who either gave false information, promises they'd not be able to keep or clearly didn't give a crap about schools until after we told them where to go.

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    We too recently moved from our LEA supplier.
    @Gongalong Do you know what kind of bandwidth you are using at the moment?

    I set up a 'The Dude' install to keep an eye on my router well before moving suppliers. We've got a 100/100Mbps fibre through @SchoolsBroadband now, and typically use around 35-45Mbps bursting up to 80-90Mbps every so often. We've 450 machines.

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    "The Dude" is awesome

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