As part of the Government’s commitment to improving the country’s internet structure in rural areas, schools where broadband is not up to par, will soon be able to experience speeds ten times faster than their existing speeds, thanks to new technology being delivered by partnering Internet Service Providers.
We are working in conjunction with the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on a pilot scheme to bring faster broadband to schools, whose speeds fall below 30Mbps, in areas where there is a lack of fibre infrastructure.
We’re already delivering the new Ultrafast technology, FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) to schools in pilot areas. Schools are starting to experience speeds up to 300Mbps – ten times faster than existing speeds and could even have the capability to be upgraded to 1,000Mbps in the future. The Government announced £300M funding in November’s budget to cover the cost of the fibre installation into school buildings.
Phase two of the DfE funded scheme began earlier this year, where hundreds more schools will be eligible to join. To find out if your school is eligible, contact us on 01133 222 333 (Option 3) or email info@schoolsBroadband.co.uk.
We’ve been providing schools with specialist broadband, web filtering and security for over ten years and our unique hosted service has achieved some of the highest accolades in the business. The Internet Service Providers Association has three times awarded us best in the industry for internet security and use of cloud, whilst being short-listed for Best Customer Services and Best Internet Safety and Security.
You can learn more about the Government’s initiative at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ more-than-100-rural-schools-to-get-gigabit-speed-broadband.