Advanced Internet Services for Schools with Exa Education

Despite Internet services being a vital utility for practically every school in the modern day, many simply aren’t receiving an adequate level of service. Extremely high costs cut heavily into limited budgets, while underperforming services leave schools out of pocket for completely inadequate performance.

Since 2003, we’ve been working to give schools a better choice for their Internet services. We provide thousands of schools across the UK with high-performance Internet services, while hugely cutting down on costs, typically saving schools and academies thousands when they move away from local authorities and competing ISPs.

As we’re one of the only ISPs specialising in bespoke service packages, we’re able to provide fantastic performance to schools of any size, so whether you work in a primary or secondary school, further education or an academy, there’s absolutely no better choice than Exa Education.

On this page, you can discover some of the fantastic Internet services that we provide schools, but if you’re interested in how we can help you, just get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 today or head on over to our education site below!

Find out more on our full Exa Education website!

Speeding up Internet Connectivity in Schools

Bandwidth demands in schools are rapidly increasing, particularly in schools adopting tablet/ BYOD schemes, with more and more useful educational resources being available online.

However, Internet connectivity is one area where schools are being significantly underserved, with many schools simply not getting what they need. We provide a full range of connectivity options to suit any school’s needs, all delivering fantastic performance at an even better price.

From ADSL and FTTC to ultrafast leased lines and future-proof DarkLight, click through to discover our Internet connectivity options for schools.

Cutting Down School Internet Costs

We’re committed to lowering the price of Internet services for schools to a fair level, making it easier for schools of any size to save their budget for other costs.

In most cases, we save our customers thousands a year, particularly when it comes to our school Internet connectivity options. Our bespoke packages also ensure that you don’t have to pay for anything your school doesn’t need, while our value-added services and offers can make a real difference for your school.

To see how much you could save with Exa, get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234. You can also see a rough list of prices at the link below, while we’ve also included relevant pricing information on all of our service pages:

Future-Proof DarkLight for Schools

DarkLight is the very latest Internet connectivity option that we’ve developed for schools. Built to deliver ultrafast speeds at a lower price than ever before, DarkLight is ideal for academies, secondary schools and further education.

With every line currently supporting a full 10 Gbps symmetrical speed as a starting point, and upgrades available at practically any time, DarkLight is the very last Internet connection you’ll ever need to install for your school. With prices from the equivalent of £299 + VAT per month for 300 Mbps, it also provides fantastic cost savings.

Click through to find out more about what makes DarkLight such a fantastic choice for education, or call our team on 0345 145 1234 to find out more!

Customisable, Low-Cost Content Filtering

Schools have an obligation to keep students safe online, while also being obliged to follow the Prevent Duty’s requirements for student safeguarding. We’ve developed SurfProtect Quantum, one of the most advanced options for online content filtering around, to help schools protect and support students as much as possible.

Built to be completely customisable, SurfProtect lets schools designate exactly how their filtering policy works, blocking content categories, sites, keywords and more, all based on the settings you choose through our intuitive online panel, and comes at an incredibly low price for Exa customers.

Find out more about how SurfProtect Quantum can help your school on our dedicated website!

VoIP Packages for Education

With schools typically seeing huge annual phone bills, VoIP can be a major cost saver, while bringing in a host of new and useful features for schools.

We’ve recently launched a VoIP service, ExaVoice, to give our customers some more choices for their services. With ExaVoice, you’ll be able to create a bespoke, flexible package for your VoIP services, ensuring that you get a solution that exactly meets your needs.

Find out more about the fantastic service that ExaVoice offers, and how introducing VoIP can cut costs for your school - click below!

NetSupport DNA Safeguarding and Asset Management

We’ve recently partnered up with software developer NetSupport to offer our customers access to NetSupport DNA, an extremely powerful service which combines both asset management and student safeguarding.

Once installed, NetSupport DNA gives a full picture of how computers and equipment on a school’s network are working, making it easier for admins to cut costs and improve performance, while a full safeguarding suite lets admins see how students are using the Internet.

Going beyond most other options, NetSupport DNA doesn’t just file a static report if a banned keyword appears - it takes a full log of their behaviour, making it far easier to identify potential causes for concern and support the students who genuinely need help.

Head to our NetSupport page for a more in-depth look at the benefits the service offers.

Wide Area Networks for Academies and Schools

Allowing for the secure transfer and sharing of data between locations, Wide Area Networks can be a useful tool in education, particularly for schools with multiple premises, Multi Academy Trusts and schools wanting to make files securely accessible from outside their premises.

We design and provide completely bespoke Wide Area Networks based on the requirements of our customers, covering both managed networks connecting locations and VPNs, which allow for on-the-go access to important files.

Call our expert team today at 0345 145 1234 if you’re interested in a Wide Area Network for your school, or click below to find out more about the benefits they bring!

Effective Firewall Options for Schools

We’re committed to helping schools stay as safe as possible online, so along with SurfProtect Quantum and NetSupport DNA’s effective safeguarding toolkit, we’re offering our customers some of the most advanced firewall options available on the market, helping to improve online security.

Built to provide a single, centralised point of contact for network security, Fortinet’s range of FortiGate firewalls are market leaders, built to provide powerful, completely customisable performance to benefit any user’s security.

With real-time updates backed by an industry-leading research force, Unified Threat Management features, and provisioning for a huge number of users, FortiGate firewalls are a fantastic choice for schools and academies – click through to find out more about the options that we supply!

Computing Support from exa.foundation

Designed to Inspire, Support and Promote Computing in and around schools, exa.foundation is a not-for-profit organisation funded by Exa, and run a huge number of events around the country, from lessons for students to teacher CPD, family-focused events and far more!

A lot of the events that our foundation runs are designed primarily for Exa schools - when our customers get in touch, we work to set up an event for them, whether that means teaching a session in school, training teachers, or something else entirely.

Head over to our exa.foundation website to find out more about the work our foundation does across the country!

Why Choose Exa Education?

We’re the single best choice for schools of any kind looking for a better approach to their Internet services, from connectivity to content filtering. That’s because we’re completely dedicated to giving our customers fantastic service at all times, providing reliable excellence for all of our schools.

We typically lower the prices that our customers are paying significantly, while bringing them improved performance, unmatched flexibility, and some fantastic deals and value-added services designed specifically to support schools.

Whatever kind of Internet services your school requires, Exa is the best choice around - call our team today at 0345 145 1234 to find out just how much of a difference we can make.