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Broadband needs for schools: How to buy the best connection

Are you looking to install broadband for your school? This article is for you.

Schools today are a far cry from those even a decade ago. Globalisation has brought several changes to not just our lifestyles, but also the way we impart teaching and how students imbibe their daily lessons. There is a keen thrust on advancing knowledge by using the Internet for research information and connectivity.

If you are looking to install a good broadband connection for your school, you need to follow these steps:

* Decide the bandwidth based on the networked activities and needs.

Schools in the metros and Tier I cities in the country are increasingly adopting a global outlook in classroom education. No longer the exclusive domain of foreign universities, many high end Indian schools feature computers in daily learning. Certain educational institutions also arrange guest lectures and special interactions with offshore teachers via Internet learning tools. However, there are still many schools that depend on the traditional textbook and writing mode of teaching and learning. So how do you decide which kind of computer connection is best for the school? It all depends on how much Internet dependence exists in everyday learning, teaching and administrative tasks. If there is heavy dependence on networked activities both inside and outside the classroom, then a high speed broadband connection is necessary. Look up Airtel’s new broadband connections and plans for the best options.

* Assess how many devices will be connected at one time.

As a further counterpoint to the point above, you must also assess how many digital devices are likely to be connected to the broadband connection at one point, which times are the busiest for Internet consumption, which kind of learning and teaching activities require Internet access (students doing research for projects, teachers using videos to illustrate their lessons, etc.) and if the connection has top speeds that do not flag despite simultaneous use. We recommend going with Airtel’s new broadband connection in fibernet, because it offers really high speeds and a host of unique features that your school can benefit from. Plus, it allows simultaneous connections of many different devices.

* Discuss pricing and plans with the service provider.

Now that you have assessed the type of connection you need, you can approach the service provider with your requirements. When you contact Airtel for new broadband connection, the company will first understand your requirements before suggesting a likely plan for 6 months or 12 months. There are heavy discounts on both these options at the moment. Then a technical team will arrive to inspect the premises and locate the routers and servers wherever required. The new Airtel broadband connection is then installed and key administration staff is taught how to operate it, pay the monthly bill, and so on. Wi-Fi passwords are also set on the connections at this time.

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