Average broadband usage in your school
This is my first post here so please excuse me if I err in some way :)
I am having a small battle with our telecom suppliers over how much broadband my school consumes.
The school is an independent boarding school with 420 kids and 150 staff, we are rural so broadband connectivity is limited and we have three bonded ADSL lines in place.
Each of the bonded lines has a fair use limit of 30GB on it, so 90GB in total for the month.
We are frequently using 600GB - 900GB per month and the ISP are trying to tell me this is quite unusual and there must be a problem.
I have been using Microsoft forefront threat management gateway for our filtering as it can be included in our EES agreement and comes in substantially cheaper than other filters I have seen.
We have a subscription to the service which updates internet filtering lists on the forefront and have blocked anything malicious but are generally easy going when it comes to access to iPlayer or youtube.
(I tried a complete internet lock-down with nothing explicitly educational getting through but there was such an uprising that the SLT told me to open everything up again)
My question to the community is how much broadband do other schools get through in a month?
I dont think our current usage is excessive, but I am beginning to doubt myself as the telecom people are insisting that amount of data is excessive.
I hope I haven't waffled on too long ^_^