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8th March 2011, 03:47 PM #1
Virgin's Big Red internet
Anyone using Virgins 'Big Red' internet provision for their ISP? 100Mbps both ways with no contention looks like a good deal for a schools ISP.
We're thinking about changing over so I'd be interested in anyones opinion if they're using this or know some school/business that is.
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8th March 2011, 04:18 PM #2
Oh my god, i've just seen the prices for this.
Effectively what the LEA are reselling at twice the price!
8th March 2011, 04:21 PM #3
Anyone have a link? I don't want to Google "big red virgin's" in school...
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8th March 2011, 04:22 PM #4
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8th March 2011, 04:34 PM #6
shame i'm not in a virgin area! although i've just emailed the to see what they do provide around here (although i'm 99% sure its nout!)
9th March 2011, 08:37 AM #7
It does look like a very tempting deal! Especially the 100mbps with no contention! I think we have 100mbps but shared with god knows how many other users!
9th March 2011, 08:39 AM #8
I currently have a 10mb connection to LEA who then have a larger connection with 260mb designated to schools in our area but from the usage graphs its pretty much maxed out through out the school day!
Originally Posted by Sheridan
9th March 2011, 09:29 AM #9
I'm pretty sure our LEA has a 1gb link - but we're linked via 100mbps and of course sharing with lots of other schools. 100mbps all to yourself would certainly be a comparable service, and cheaper as well.
9th March 2011, 09:41 AM #10
The bill you see in school from the LEA for the connection is not the true cost. LEA's up to now have been top slicing things like Harnessing Technology Grant to fiddle the price schools appear to pay. Now some of these grants are going, you may well find the LEA price escallating over the next couple of years.
Originally Posted by saundersmatt
9th March 2011, 09:43 AM #11
Oooh a 1Gbit/s for 22k, *drools*
Bet our lot would still have that running at max capacity.
9th March 2011, 10:00 AM #12
Damn my 3yr contract... and do rude things to it with an angle-poised lamp!
I could get 1gb for the same dosh... meh.
9th March 2011, 10:08 AM #13
London schools are going to get something similar as the LGfL has allegedly booted out Synetrix and signed up Virgin as their provider. By all accounts the price is similar but then you get all the LGfL stuff thrown in as well (e.g. out-of-date software packages, clumsy web filtering, incomprehensible interfaces, etc).
9th March 2011, 10:34 AM #14
Their pricing for other services is still good.
Originally Posted by glennda
9th March 2011, 10:35 AM #15
I've just contacted them to get a quote, so we'll see how they compare, say, to Opal and BT.
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