The PSTN Switch-Off

What is the PSTN Switch-Off, What Does it Mean for Your School and What Action Will You Need to Take? When Will This Take Place? The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch-off is part of a decade long programme to upgrade old copper networks to full fibre. PSTN and ISDN networks are already at end […]

KCSiE Compliance and Digital Obligations Webinar

Wednesday March 20th | 10am-11am Join us for a FREE webinar featuring Safeguarding Consultant Joanne Bocko where we’ll be covering the digital aspects of Keeping Children Safe in Education with the chance to ask questions and share best practice with your peers in education. Agenda: Online Risks: The 4 Cs: Content, Contact, Conduct, Commerce Key […]

Webinar for Kent Schools

Webinar: Choosing The Right Broadband Provider For EducationTuesday 12th December 10-11am Cantium (Kent County Council) broadband contracts will cease in March next year, and as some broadband services can take 3-4 months to install, time is running out. We will therefore be holding a webinar on Tuesday 12th December to ensure you have all the […]

Navigating Broadband Options: A Buyer’s Guide for School Business Managers

Understanding the different types of broadband and their associated speeds is crucial for ensuring your school stays connected and runs efficiently. A reliable, high-speed broadband connection is the backbone of seamless operations for every successful school in the country, so it’s important you make the right choice. In this guide, as well as looking at […]

Talk Straight Tackles Yorkshire Marathon for Charity

Talk Straight continued its fundraising campaign for Leeds charity Zarach by tackling the Yorkshire Marathon Relay held on Sunday 15th October. Sallie Bewell, Victor Josi, Luke Watson, Lee Moores and Mark Hayden put on their running shoes and completed the marathon in 4hrs 26secs, raising £600 and putting Talk Straight’s total raised for Zarach this […]

Why DfE Broadband Standards Include Data Backups

The 2023 Cyber Security Breaches survey showed nearly half of all primary schools and 63% of secondary schools had identified cyber breaches or attacks in the 12 months between May 2022 and April 2023.  Phishing attacks were by far the most common type of breach or attack identified, followed by online impersonation, then viruses, spyware, […]

Talk Straight Boosts Sales and Marketing with New Appointments

Education focused ISP, Talk Straight Group Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Cowgill as its new Acquisitions Director. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, most notably as a co-founder and director of Education and B2B ISP, Exa Networks. Joining the business on September 4, he will report […]

Webinar: Choosing the Right Broadband Provider for Norfolk Schools

Norfolk Schools’ Capita Updata contracts are due to cease in March next year, and as some broadband services can take six months to install, time is fast running out. We will therefore be holding a webinar on Wednesday 20th September to ensure you have all the facts to help you choose your new provider. The […]