Schools connecting in Phase Two of the rollout of N4L’s Managed Network may not have an existing IT company or it may be their current IT company is not “N4L-approved” and funded to transition schools.
In either case N4L will appoint an N4L-approved IT support company to each of these schools to carry out the transition work and get them up and running using the network. These schools will likely be offered a connection before the end of 2014 or early 2015, and N4L will contact these schools directly.
Criteria for being offered a connection
To be offered a connection to the Managed Network a school must:
- Have access to UFB, RBI or third party fibre that is used by N4L and is ‘ready for service’; and
- Require a connection size from N4L that is currently available; and
- Be willing to work with an N4L-approved company appointed by N4L
Based on the current rollout approach schools sitting outside this criteria will not be offered a connection until 2015 or 2016.
Throughout the rollout N4L will continually review schools that meet the above criteria. Should this list reflect a bias toward a particular demographic N4L will step in and ensure a greater balance of schools are represented.