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Wirral primary school pupils first to benefit from LCR Connect’s top of the class full-fibre broadband

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News Exa News Mayor Steve Rotheram’s full-fibre network is transforming business and schools’ access to ultrafast gigabit capable full-fibre broadband. School children attending Church Drive Primary School on the Wirral have had their ‘learning experience enriched creating a myriad of opportunities’ according to their headteacher, Joanna Jones. Church Drive is the first school in the … Read more

Exa win at ISPA Awards 2022

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News Exa News The ISPA Awards 2022 were presented last night, 24th November – Here’s how we did Each year, the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) recognises the hard work that goes into providing the UK with fast, reliable internet services. Categories include: Best Rural ISP, Best Consumer ISP, Best Business ISP, and more. The … Read more

Exa inspires learners for Bradford Skills Month 2022

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News Exa News This October marked the first ever Bradford Skills Month – a city-wide event that aimed to help young people in Bradford develop skills needed for the workplace, and encourage their career choices. The event was born from the amalgamation of Tech Week – which was co-founded by Exa’s Co-founder and Commercial Director … Read more

Coding Week 2022

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News Exa News This week is National Coding Week, which encourages people of all ages to learn coding and digital skills.  Every day schools and businesses connect with each other through the internet to learn from peers and develop skills. Coding is vital for this; every data transfer, email and website update needs lines of … Read more

National Programmers Day 2022

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News Exa News If software is done well, most people would never know all the work that goes on behind the scenes. That’s why September 13th 2022 is National Programmers Day – to celebrate the people behind programming advances. Everyday, computer technology connects us across the globe and keeps our digital world turning. From banking … Read more

Girls In ICT

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Knowledge Hub Knowledge HubTM Play Video Here at Exa, we are committed to proactively promoting women’s equality within our business and encouraging more females into tech-related careers. On April 28, 2022 we are supporting Girls in ICT Day which encourages individuals and organisations to empower young women so they become drivers of innovation and digital … Read more

Safer Internet Day 2022

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Knowledge Hub Knowledge HubTM Play Video In the digital age, the internet provides much more than just the ability to browse the web. Gaming, video streaming, content creation and social media all utilise the internet, allowing us to connect to people in ways that were never possible before. Whilst in many ways being constantly connected … Read more

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Is DarkLight connectivity best suited to you?

Dark fibre is perfect if you are looking for a potentially limitless, ultrafast connection with complete flexibility and control.

If you fully rely on the internet, a dark fibre connection could be the best option for you.

Is Leased Line connectivity best suited to you?

Leased Lines are best suited to you if you have high bandwidth requirements and need a reliable, uncontended service.

It is ideal for you if you regularly carry out large uploads and downloads, use cloud based services and a VoIP telephone system as well as video conferencing, for everyday communication.

Is GPON connectivity best suited to you?

GPON is a great choice for you if you need gigabit speeds but don’t need them to be symmetrical. It is becoming more widely available across the UK but may not be immediately available to you yet.

Is Rural Fibre connectivity best suited to you?

If you want to make the move to full fibre, but are based in a rural area, this option is for you.

Is FTTP connectivity best suited to you?

If you have a number of users who use cloud-based applications to upload and download data on a daily basis, but don’t transfer large amounts of data, FTTP might be your best option.

Is Gfast connectivity best suited to you?

If your line cannot support a minimum of 100Mbps, this connection is not for you. Gfast must meet the speed as a minimum. 

If your line meets this need, and you’re looking for an ultrafast, consistent and reliable connection without the hassle and upheaval of construction work – this could be a good fit.

It’s worth noting that Gfast is a stop gap to FTTP, and is not a technology that is likely to be around for a long time.

Is FTTC connectivity best suited to you?

If you need more bandwidth but don’t really need a guaranteed speed, FTTC could be for you. It is widely available throughout the UK, making it suitable as a main connection. As this connection provides higher speeds than ADSL, it is also a good option for a back up to a leased line.

As with ADSL, once the PSTN is turned off in 2025/26, FTTC will become virtually obsolete and at the very least you will require FTTP to remain connected.

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Is DSL connectivity best suited to you?

DSL connections offer very limited bandwidth so it might be right for you if you typically use the internet for less data-intensive tasks. If you’re sending emails, browsing the web, downloading very small files and working with small amounts of data – you should be fine with DSL.

It is worth noting connections based on copper wire, like DSL, will be switched off in the UK by Openreach, with a phased approach due to begin at the end of 2025. If you don’t have a fibre connection at the moment, you’ll need to upgrade this as well as move to a VoIP telephone system.

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