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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 shortlisted for four ISPA Awards

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News Exa News Exa Networks has been shortlisted for four awards at the 2022 ISPA awards. Exa is one of the UK’s leading internet service providers, delivering bespoke solutions to schools and businesses nationwide. Thirty-five providers have been shortlisted across ten different categories with a further three to be announced later in the year. 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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