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Broadband for Schools

Superfast Education Broadband for Schools and Multi Academy Trusts

Enjoy fast broadband that you can always rely on.

Your school connectivity is now more critical than ever, with a fast, reliable connection a non-negotiable. 

The majority of your school’s day-to-day operations now revolve around having access to the internet. From creating an engaging curriculum, to utilising online apps, cloud-based storage and online collaboration tools, your school needs a reliable and fast connection that won’t let you down.

At Tel Group, we understand the importance of a robust solution that can support your school goals now and in the future.

With our DfE compliant broadband services, you can connect unlimited devices to the network at any moment without worrying about a poor connection, providing peace of mind that you have the right tools to keep your school connected.

Our network is continuously monitored for service quality, usage, and performance, meaning your school will benefit from always-on, secure, and ultra-fast internet access.

  • SoGEA – Single Order Generic Ethernet Access
  • FTTP – Ultrafast Full Fibre Broadband
  • Leased Lines – Dedicated, Uncontended Connection

Enquire today to learn more about our education broadband deals.

SoGEA

Single Order Generic Ethernet Access

FTTP

Fibre to the Premises

Leased Lines

Dedicated, Uncontended Connection

Talk to us about your broadband options!


Tel Group’s Broadband for Schools

Ultrafast and Reliable School Broadband

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Education Broadband Options

Choosing the right broadband for your school

Our connectivity portfolio has a product to match any requirement; from basic business-grade broadband through to high-speed Ethernet services and complex network solutions.

The type of broadband your establishment requires depends on several individual requirements, including size, location, and current internet usage.

  • FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)
  • SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access)
  • Leased Lines
  • Back Up Broadband

All our broadband contracts come with the option to include a backup line on another network to ensure resilience, prevent any disruption and provide an availability guarantee of 99.99%.

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FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)

Ultrafast Full Fibre Broadband for Schools

FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) is a pure fibre connection from the exchange into your premises, offering higher broadband speeds.

Full fibre services provide the capacity and speed needed for your daily operations with complete flexibility to future-proof your school as demand for internet services increases.

  • High Speeds – Using fibre optic technology, your school can send data over 10x faster than traditional broadband.
  • High Performance – FTTP is delivered via fibre, not copper lines, meaning bandwidth is unaffected by the distance between your premises and the cabinet. Copper connections which are widely used in schools at present do not meet the DfE standards.
  • Unlimited Data – With no catches, caps or hidden penalties, you’re free to use as much data as needed.
  • Cost Effective – FTTP is a cost-effective internet service, ideal for schools who are looking for maximum performance but aren’t interested in the benefits of Ethernet.
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SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access)

Fast Ethernet & Broadband Access for Schools

SoGEA is a new standalone broadband-only product created after Openreach decided to shut down the ISDN and PSTN network by 2027.

SoGEA provides the internet connection you require within a single order and without a PSTN line, with lower installation and rental costs.

  • Dedicated line – SoGEA is a dedicated internet line that connects broadband to your premises.
  • Future Proof – SoGEA broadband will ensure your school stays connected ahead of the 2027 PSTN switch off.
  • High speeds – Download speeds of up to 80Mbps, using the same reliable and resilient fibre-based technology as traditional fibre broadband (FTTC).
  • No Additional Charges – ‘Unmetered’ usage policy means you can use as much data as you need at no extra cost to your monthly fee.
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Leased Lines

Dedicated, Uncontended Broadband Connection

For larger schools, a dedicated leased line will provide a dedicated internet connection, eliminating the need to compete for bandwidth with anyone else, with no risk of connectivity disruption. Your staff and students will benefit from quick, dependable speeds every time.

  • Dedicated line – Guaranteed speed even with high volume, providing connectivity to support your evolving needs.
  • Reliability – 99% service availability with 24/7 monitoring, ensuring that you will always remain connected.
  • Performance – Performance that won’t let you down, from backing up data to sending large files.
  • High speeds – Super-fast speeds of 10Gbps as standard or up to 100Gbps.
  • Long-term savings – Although leased lines initially cost more than alternative options, a dedicated connection lowers maintenance expenses and downtime over time while improving productivity.

Stay connected with Tel Group’s Superfast School Broadband Offers!

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Department for Education Compliance

Meeting the DfE Standards

All our broadband and digital safeguarding solutions will help you achieve the Department for Education Broadband Standards outlined in their Meeting Digital and Technology Standards in Schools guidance. 

We are committed to making high-speed wireless broadband simple, affordable, and available for every school.

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2027 PSTN Switch Off

Get your school prepared for the BT Switch Off

BT Openreach has announced that in 2025 their existing PSTN and ISDN networks will be switched off entirely. Therefore, if your school currently utilises traditional broadband lines (ADSL and FTTC), you will need to switch over to FTTP, SoGEA or a Leased Line.

Now is the time to get ahead of the change and upgrade your lines before they become obsolete.

Full Connectivity and Safeguarding Package

Complete your Connectivity with Wi-Fi and Digital Safeguarding Solutions for your School

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Digital Safeguarding for Schools

Safeguard your students online

At Tel Group, we can provide your school or MAT with a suite of KCSIE compliant digital safeguarding solutions to enable you to safeguard students online without restricting their freedom to learn.

Our safeguarding solutions can be purchased and set up individually or as a complete e-safety infrastructure package.

  • Smoothwall Firewall
  • Smoothwall Web-Filtering
  • Smoothwall Monitoring 
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Wi-Fi for Schools

Delivering high speed, secure and scalable Wi-Fi across your school

Providing a full connectivity package, at Tel Group we are able to enhance your school’s network infrastructure with a wireless solution working in conjunction with your newly upgraded business broadband.

Our school Wi-Fi solutions ensure your wireless networks are built around your specific requirements.


Additional IT Solutions

Streamline your school’s IT solutions with Tel Group

Safeguarding

Cyber Security

IT Support

IT Equipment

IT Infrastructure

Get in touch to see how we can improve your schools broadband!
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