One step ahead of technology and always in step with your needs, the Bowker IT team can be your go-to IT support for anything to do with broadband and connectivity.

A stable internet connection is essential for your school to run smoothly day by day. Partnered with Schools Broadband, we can offer you a stable, fast, secure internet connection with web filtering and a network protection service.

Connections

We can offer you the following connection types:

EoFTTC

Ethernet over Fibre to the cabinet (EoFTTC) is provided by a copper line from the cabinet in the street to your school. It travels through a fibre optic circuit to the exchange.

  • EoFTTC is an uncontended line – the line isn’t shared with anyone else, ensuring that your guaranteed line speeds are received every day regardless of the time.
  • It offers a guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA), ensuring a fix within 7 hours and 24/7 support.

FTTC

Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) is provided by a fibre optic cable from the exchange to the cabinet in the street. From the street, it travels over a copper cable telephone line into your school.

  • FTTC is cheaper than EoFTTC.
  • Maximum speed is 20MB upload and 80MB download – this isn’t a guaranteed speed as it depends on the length of the phone line to the street cabinet.
  • It’s a contended service - the service is shared, meaning that speeds can be slower at busy times.

Leased Line

A leased line is a private dedicated broadband connection.

  • We recommend this product for all secondary schools and, possibly, larger primary schools.
  • This is a private line, offering an uncontended service.
  • Leased lines offer guaranteed SLA’s.

ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is the basic broadband that you can get through your telephone line, delivered through copper wires from the cabinet in the street.

  • If FTTC is not available for your school, we can offer an ADSL connection.
  • The further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower the speed becomes.
  • Maximum upload speed is 2.5MB upload and 24MB download.
  • It’s a contended service – the service is shared meaning  that speeds can be slower at busy times.

Each school has unique requirements and speeds will vary depending on where your school is. One of our engineers will run an individual assessment and come back to you with the best possible quote depending on your needs.

For more information, call us on 01524 385800 or click here to enquire.

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Our transparent services keep you on budget and on schedule with limited disruption

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When we started the business, we chose Bowker IT straight away as we knew the team would get the job done. From recommending Cloud Storage - to allow us to have access to a server and our email at a low cost no matter where we are in the world - right through to remotely accessing our computers when we have problems, they have provided exactly what we need to operate our business efficiently. They are friendly, straight talking, approachable and always ensure any issues are sorted out quickly, which allows us to concentrate on running the business. They have become a valuable part of our company and I’d happily recommend them to other businesses looking for support as they grow.

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We are extremely happy with the service we have received from Bowker IT, right from the start they were clear and helpful in implementing our IT upgrade. Unlike other companies I have worked with, they kept us in the loop and kept the conversations jargon free and non patronising. The installation was quick, painless and passed without disruption to our work, and they are very quick to provide off and on site support, even for relatively small issues. I would definitely recommend them to any of our clients with similar requirements.

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Bowker IT provides a highly professional, knowledgeable and cost effective service. They have a thorough understanding of our unique needs and priorities, in addition to awareness of wider technological developments and business innovations. As an online operation uptime is business critical, and Bowker IT have consistently demonstrated their commitment to ensuring we have a stable and effective system in place.

Mark Hepworth, Intec (UK) Limited

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We are a fairly new client to Bowker IT, but in the short time that we have worked with them, they have implemented a solution that has improved our day to day working environment greatly. The consultants provide an efficient and professional service both remotely and on-site. They deal with issues in a timely manner, keeping us informed throughout. They have an understanding of our requirements for the working day to run effectively, and are committed to making sure our environment is stable and productive. I highly recommend Bowker IT Ltd to any company that are looking to outsource their ICT, they have become a valued part of our company in such a short space of time..

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We have no hesitation in recommending Bowker IT to other businesses. They provide a superb service - friendly, helpful and always available whenever needed. I am deeply impressed with their transparent costing which enable future growth plans to be accurately forecast. Bowker IT consultants feel like a part of the company, they get involved in any meetings where IT is concerned when requested, provide good documentation and deliver timesheet driven reports and proactive system monitoring. It's a first class service without the high cost this usually implies.

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