Discounted broadband, ICT services now available to schools nationwide

 Educational not-for-profit organisation LGfL Trust has launched TRUSTnet, a comprehensive new package comprising discounted broadband, ICT services and BETT award-winning digital curriculum content. Previously only available to a 2,500-strong consortium of London schools, the new service is now available nationwide so that all UK schools will be able to benefit from the bulk-buying of Internet connectivity and associated software and services, helping them to save thousands of pounds per year. 

Using a superfast, robust and reliable regional network supported by Virgin Media Business, TRUSTnet provides its customers with 100 per cent availability. Unlike many alternative offerings, each school receives a dedicated uncontended connection, meaning that at no time is the connection shared with other users with consequent compromise in the bandwidth available.  So, if a school, academy or local authority is running mission critical applications over the Internet, such as content streaming or Voice over IP, TRUSTnet can offer total peace of mind.

As well as broadband, TRUSTnet comes with a comprehensive array of associated services, including Internet filtering, secure filtered email for pupils and staff, Sophos antivirus software, video conferencing, cloud-based storage and access to a huge collection of premium learning resources (even from home at no extra cost), including unrivalled BETT award-winning curriculum content for Early Years to Key Stage 4.

Brian Durrant, Chief Executive at the London Grid for Learning commented: “We are very excited to be able to provide the same exceptional service and value for money that we currently offer schools in the capital region. As technology becomes more and more important to learning, we feel it essential that each school has the ICT infrastructure and the wide range of digital resources it needs for its pupils to succeed.”

As TRUSTnet is part of LGfL, a not-for-profit charitable trust, schools can be assured that any surplus will be used to develop further content and useful services, added to the package at no additional cost.  

TRUSTnet aims to provide a cost-effective remedy for the 42% of UK state primary schools and 31% of UK state secondary schools who are under-resourced in broadband provision. This in turn will help the pupils in more than half of all UK state schools who currently have poor access to ICT.1

More information can be found at http://trustnet.pro/

1. Sources for figures: http://www.besa.org.uk/news/besa-press-release-digital-divide-emerges-new-research-finds-poor-pupil-access-computers-half

     
   
   
 
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