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Bett 2023 Highlights

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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 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 release a new filtering platform for schools – Quantum+

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News Exa News After listening to customer concerns around safeguarding pupils and staff when using school devices at home, we’ve released a new content filtering platform, Quantum+.  We’ve provided schools with internet services for almost 20 years, and in that time we’ve seen content filtering evolve from being a ‘nice to have’ to essential. So … Read more

DfE & KCSiE updates 2022

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News Exa News Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance has been updated and the new requirements come into effect from today, September 1, 2022. As new dangers are discovered, the rules on safeguarding have to adapt to meet them. This year, the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) guidelines have been updated. The … Read more

Police CyberAlarm facilitated by Exa

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News Exa News Police CyberAlarm facilitated by Exa We are happy to announce that we can now facilitate Police CyberAlarm, ensuring schools can meet the new requirement as part of their insurance cover. Described as a ‘CCTV camera,’ Police CyberAlarm is a free tool that monitors inbound traffic and records and reports any suspected malicious … 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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