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Bett 2023 Highlights


News Exa News As another Bett draws to a close, we’re reminiscing about our attendance and the meaningful conversations we had with our partners and customers.  It was fantastic to see the show so busy, with lots of familiar faces and a few new ones too!  For those who didn’t manage to visit our stand … Read more

Exa Partners with Smoothwall

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News Exa News Exa partners with Smoothwall to deliver market leading monitoring to its customers. Exa are pleased to announce a new partnership which will see Exa add Smoothwall Monitor into its product and services portfolio.  Exa has been providing bespoke internet services to schools and businesses in the UK since 2003, this is an … Read more

Exa joins Everything ICT Framework

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News Exa News Exa is now an approved supplier on the Everything ICT Framework, a national framework representing more than 6,000 education providers. The framework offers schools, multi academy trusts, colleges and universities a simple, free way to procure services from over 100 pre-checked and pre-approved suppliers, and is approved by the DfE as part … Read more

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

PSTN retirement next steps from Openreach

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News Exa News Openreach is trialling methods to encourage customers to upgrade to full fibre before the PSTN switch off in 2025. Openreach is planning trials in Salisbury, Wiltshire and Mildenhall, Suffolk, which will introduce restrictions that prevent out-bound telephone calls (with the exception of calls to the emergency services) and limit broadband speeds. This … Read more

Exa’s recap of 2022

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News Exa News 2022 is coming to an end – what a year it’s been!  We’ve taken a look back on the past year, at all of our achievements as well as news from the connectivity industry! Q1 February February Router For Life launched In February, we released Router for Life. Giving you peace of … Read more

School DfE cyber security requirements updated

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News Exa News The Department for Education’s Digital and Technology standards have been updated to include advice on cyber security. Cyber Security Risks for Schools More schools are facing cyber security threats – In 2022, 70% of secondary schools, and 41% of primary schools in the UK reported cyber attacks, compared to 58% and 38% … 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

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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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