Schools and public service agencies require best value in all areas including broadband services. Could money be saved by using commercial Internet connections, rather than a regional broadband service or a Public Service Network?
· What does a school or public service establishment require from their broadband provider?
· How important are reliability, rapid fix time, friendly help desk and tight supplier management?
· Is advice in safeguarding, security and authentication an integral part of the broadband service?
This paper assists a like-for-like comparison between commercial internet and public service broadband providers.