Sunday, 28 March 2010

Redbridge schools get faster internet

The teachers and students using the Redbridge Schools network are looking forward to having the service upgraded over the next few months. Schools' Network Managers and Technicians who have attended the Redbridge Technicians' Forum have already been briefed as to the 3 stage approach that is being taken by council staff to ensure that by September 2010 schools will all be benefitting from a faster service, with increased reliability.

Phase 1 commences over the forthcoming Easter break by introducing the latest switch technology across the Redbridge wide-area network (WAN) to enable faster traffic throughput. This will necessarily involve an anticipated 30 minutes planned downtime on the 9th April while most school staff are on the Easter break. Phase 2 and 3 will take place over the next term with the next planned downtime occuring during the half term break in the first week of June (half term).

Schools' technical staff will be kept up to date directly by Gary Jelks and teaching staff can look forward to seeing the improvements over the next term. There will, of course, be a further briefing on this project by Gary at the Redbridge Technicians' Forum on the 27th May 2010. If you would like to book to attend the forum please go to to register.

Alex Rees

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