Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, School Broadband Provision in Technical; Yes, we may have to pay slightly more, but we will get a faster service and more control. At the ...
4th October 2010, 02:48 PM #16
Yes, we may have to pay slightly more, but we will get a faster service and more control. At the moment we get 100mb from us to the LA the same as every other school, then we are all contended on their 30mb bearer outto the internet, which often results in poor DL speeds. We can also then control what is filtered and what is not.
4th October 2010, 02:56 PM #17
Thats pretty much what we were quoted, but we already have smoothwall (at a lot less than £5k).
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
We bought the smoothwall because the LEA provided solution (RM) isn't very good.
4th October 2010, 09:40 PM #18
Costs us around £17.5k per year via our LA for 10mbit with no filtering - this I do via our smoothwall box which is an additional cost.
4th October 2010, 11:16 PM #19
We pay Just over £10K (inc VAT) for 10Mb on a 10Mb bearer, leased line with no contention. plus a bit extra form some smoothie filtering.
21st October 2010, 09:19 PM #20
Hi, I’m looking into something along these lines, we have our 10Mbit connection via the LA it cost us around 11.5K per year about 6K goes to NGFL.
We get cache pilot thrown in,wow, the connection is not the best and the service is pretty abysmal, we don’t have control and as a paying customer i feel let down.
I’ve looked at BT for a 10Mbit line on a 100Mbit bearer is around 12K 20Mbit 14,5K per year not a great deal more that were paying, sounds tempting i must admit, we don’t use cache pilot i replaced it with smoothwall, much better product in all areas.
The only concern for moving away from the LA as a provider is what is the legal standing in terms of protection, obviously we would provide firewall/filtering on the line, is this enough? our LA bang on about government connect and security etc what have other people experienced when, if, they have moved away or are thinking of moving?
22nd October 2010, 01:43 PM #21
The biggest thing to remember is the 60 business days lead time it will take to install a new leased line. We have heard from a few schools and academies about wanting to move away from the LA provided internet. You need to have filtering and fire walling in place.
22nd October 2010, 06:07 PM #22
If people are looking for alternative options to LA broadband, get in touch- our sister company can offer several solutions which could well be of interest. All we would need to know to provide an indicative quote would be your postcode, required speed and whether you seek a uncontended line or not- drop me a PM and I’ll get some figures back to you.
28th October 2010, 11:19 AM #23
Just so I can get my facts right, is it next year (as in April) that we need to have this sorted by? Or the following year?
28th October 2010, 11:15 PM #24
April 2011 is when most people are needing it for as that is when new financial year starts and most of these contracts run in financial years.
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