School IT Blog

The Benefits Of School Broadband

Wed 23 November, 2016

Here at SoftEgg it’s our goal to provide the highest quality broadband to schools in Somerset. We believe high quality, secure school broadband in Somerset is integral to an effective ICT system, which is why our broadband is designed with schools in mind, maximising speed, safety, and reliability. But what exactly is broadband you ask, and why is it so important? Well, let us explain...

Broadband is a type of high-speed internet connection which is never switched off and can be accessed at any time. Broadband comes in a number of different packages, from ADSL to cable, 3G and 4G broadband and so on. The high quality, market leading broadband Somerset schools want can handle a large number of devices and a lot of online traffic. With high quality school broadband your connection and internet speed improve exponentially, opening up so many opportunities and improvements for the use of technology in the classroom.

Today the internet plays an increasingly important role in education. Some of the best educational information and services for schools exist online and to take full advantage of them schools need high-capacity broadband. Basic connectivity just doesn’t keep up with online learning anymore. The internet is not only a valuable source of information but has a wealth of technologies and tools that rely on broadband. These technologies and tools are an invaluable resource as they enhance learning outcomes and bring dynamic resources into the classroom, improving the learning experience for teachers, students and parents.

However, any old broadband won’t fit the bill. Somerset schools need broadband that fits the unique needs of schools. A recent guide published on the subject, outlines the need for a reliable, long-term school broadband package, as emphasised by the government. This guide explains that good school broadband should have high connectivity and capacity, a clear contract that complies with industry standards, be reliable, secure, good value for money and from a reputable supplier. We completely agree, and are happy to say that we can provide Somerset schools broadband that checks all of these boxes, and more. We provide the highest quality broadband tailored specifically to the needs of schools, and we go to extra lengths to ensure the broadband provides the best internet possible while maintaining a safe environment for children. We install, test and configure everything for you and we even carry out a training session on how to use the broadband filtering system with members of staff. We have a dedicated broadband team that is always on call whenever you need our help.

High quality broadband is not just a luxury but a necessity in education now and can have a significant and lasting impact on the quality of your students’ education, so if you want to talk with a broadband expert about any questions you may have, please call us on 0845 094 8492.