The right internet connection for education.
Your digital strategy needs to be built on solid foundations. BTnet provides dedicated fast and reliable internet access.
Mission Critical Connectivity For Education
Trusted by thousands
Right now BT connectivity is keeping over 14,000 schools, colleges and universities in the UK connected, when they need it most.
Solutions you can rely on
An always on, always secure network provides the rock-solid connectivity that educators can rely on. Education solutions that bring learning to life.
Helping the next generation
HM Network’s Tech Voucher scheme gives back to schools colleges & universities. Upgrade connectivity and get funding back. Please ask for info.
HM Network have worked the BT partner channel for over 14 years and have provided hundreds of BTnet connections.
As an authorised partner of BT we are committed to help customers get mission critical connectivity they can rely on:
Dedicated internet, point to point, wide area network, future proofed cloud telephony and much more.
With our Schools Tech Voucher Scheme we are also helping educators make budgets go further.
Please get in touch to see how we can help you.
Modern teaching and learning needs the most reliable internet connectivity
Technology is changing quickly in education. It’s the key to delivering the best possible learning experience for every student you teach.
With devices more affordable than ever, and the rising adoption of 1:1 programmes in schools and colleges, personalised learning experiences are now a reality.
With wires only, Cisco and Meraki routers available, and a range of resilience options, we have got every shape and size of school, college and university covered.
You need connectivity that’s fit for cloud-based learning
A device for every pupil empowers a student-centred approach to all aspects of teaching and learning.
Students can learn in the way that suits them best, using a wealth of cloud-based apps and internet resources. Teachers can use classroom management apps to get better visibility of student progress. Not to mention more streamlined ways to set, assess and give meaningful feedback on work.
As the number of students and teachers using cloud-connected devices grows, so do the demands on your school or college’s internet connection.
Technology is empowering but it can only ever be as good as your connectivity.
The UK’s No.1 leased line internet service
With more and more cloud-based activities, apps and solutions, it’s easy to see why a standard internet connection may not be enough. Your school or college needs speed, performance and reliability that go way beyond broadband. That’s where BTnet comes in.
It’s the UK’s number one leased line internet service (as ranked by Netcraft since 2009) giving you access to BT’s unrivalled network. The largest network in the UK, with the widest coverage of any end-to-end provider.
24/7 guaranteed bandwidth that you won’t share
BTnet is a dedicated internet connection, so your school or college won’t share it with anyone else. That means 24/7 guaranteed bandwidth, unlimited data usage, and no restrictions.
We’re committed to reliability. BTnet is backed by BT’s market leading Service Level Agreement (SLA), including 100% target availability. BTnet offers nothing less than ultimate reliability with scorching speeds.
Choose BTnet for super reliable, lightning fast internet connectivity in your school or college.
Rediculously reliable, in every lesson.
Benefits of BTnet Internet
Scorching upload and download speeds for every student and department.
Lots of pupils online at the same time? Go for it. Whether you’re holding virtual classrooms with video calls, sending
hefty files, or using cloud apps, BTnet can handle it.
Whilst the restrictions of broadband mean limited upload speeds, there’s none of that with BTnet. You get the exact same speed for both upload and download. And because it’s unlimited, you can use it as much as you like.
Dedicated to your school or college alone
It’s an internet connection that’s exclusively dedicated to your school or college. Unlike broadband, you won’t share your BTnet connection, or speed with any other schools, homes or businesses. It’s yours and yours alone, so it offers reliability you can count on. Even in the busiest periods of the day.
Pay for the capacity you need, with room to change in future
We’ve got the perfect connection for every individual school or college. Select a 1Gbps or 10Gbps connection, then choose a wide range of speeds within that circuit to perfectly match your needs. That’s all you pay for. No wastage. If you need more speed in the future, you’ve got room to change.
Flexible bandwidth can save you money
Changing your internet speed within
the capacity of your circuit is quick and easy. We call this ‘flexing’. When the holidays kick in, you can save money by reducing it. When exam season starts and you need more capacity you can increase it. – please ask for more details.
Service you can trust with UK-based 24/7 support
BTnet is backed up by a market-leading 100% target availability SLA. In the rare event that something does go wrong, BT will give you money back service credits to say sorry. The UK-based support team is here for you 24/7 – and BT aim to get you back up and running within five hours.
Value for money in education
With school and college budgets tight, you’ll want to be sure you’re getting value for money. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with BTnet. All the performance, all the reliability, at an affordable education price.
An optional second line for extra peace of mind
Where downtime is not an options, you can avoid disruption to learning with a secondary resilient circuit.
The BTnet Resilience Brochure PDF explains the different options available: Backup, Failover, or Load Balancing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Not everyone likes dealing direct with BT, Global Services, BT Corporate or BT Local Business, so partners like HM Network provide an alternate route into BT. We are an independent authorised partner of BT and have been working in and with BT for well over a decade.
It is a misconception that buying BT services through a partner costs more than other BT channels. This is not the case. We can often improve on pricing and add additional value with additional areas of expertise. We can provide our customers with access to our independent circuit health and bandwidth monitoring tools they know service is performing as it should around the clock. We can help claim service credits on the next bill if SLA’s are not met.
We also provide additional levels of support. Our customers get a single point of contact and a service that has been likened to comfort blanket. You get human beings you can speak to and will not get lost in a call centre.
From installations, billing, faults, help and advice… we are here for you when you need us.
HM Network have the back up of a global communications provider, with strong ties with all departments. Whether our client is a startup, SME, education, public sector or international corporation, at HM Network we treat everyone equally. We work for, and with, our customers.
It is also worth noting that we do not just work in telecoms. We are the hub of a network of specialist partners and services which means we can offer additional value and services not necessarily in BT’s own portfolio including IT, cyber security, physical security, data privacy, hardware recycling, installations and much more.
If ever you need to speak to BT we can take care of things for you so that you can concentrate on running your school or college.
HM Network are operating an incentive for schools & colleges taking new or upgrading qualifying BT connectivity. The aim is to to help them buy new technology and equipment for students and classrooms and could typically be worth between £10 and £10,000.
Qualifying services include BTnet internet, BT Cloud Voice, BT Cloud Voice SIP trunks, BT Short Haul Data Connections (point to point) services, MPLS, Ethernet WAN, and BT Security services. Please contact us for more information.
A BTnet service is 1:1 uncontended end to end. You do not share bandwidth with anyone so no matter what time of the say speed should not fluctuate. If there is a fault (which is extremely rare) BT aim to have it resolved in 5 hours. You get a 100% uptime SLA backed by a money back Service Level Guarantee from the first minute of downtime. And because it is symmetrical you get the same speed up and down.
Our most popular dedicated connection service is backed up by a market-leading 100 per cent availability Service Level Agreement (SLA). We’re confident it won’t let you down. But in the rare event that something does go wrong, the UK-based support team is there for you 24/7. And we’ll do everything we can to get you back up and running within five hours.
It doesn’t matter how many people you have online at the same time. With this dedicated internet you get the same upload and download speeds. Education services are typically delivered on 100Mb, 500Mbps 1Gbps and 10Gbps fibre ethernet bearers. You can choose any speed up to the size of your chosen bearer capacity. Because it’s truly unlimited, you can use it as much as you like. You can even flex your speed up or down, depending on your changing demands.
Ultra low! Critical for applications such as financial trading, video and voice and cloud apps where every millisecond counts and lag can be a problem.
The Service Level Agreement includes guarantees around network latency so you can have faith in the service.
This includes guarantees for UK network performance of <20ms (measured UK access node to access node). And because BT publish the network performance, you can check on latency within the UK or even internationally.
In some cases yes, you can benefit from more bandwidth in as little as 48 hrs.
If you are already on a BTnet service may be able to help you get better value, more bandwidth, or add resilience a service already in place without the hassle of needing to change carrier.
If you are with another provide at the moment or need a brand new connection please get in touch so that we can discuss your options.
If upgrading bearer or changing provider then you should expect an element of downtime when the service is swapped over as you will most likely get a replacement router. This could be anything between a few minutes to a couple of hours. The engineer and order manager however will work with you to establish a suitable time and date.
Uber reliable. It’s an internet connection that’s dedicated only to you and your business. You don’t share your connection with anyone else, so there’s no need to worry about busy periods, no matter what you’re doing: it’s reliability you can count on.
This all depends on what needs doing. If flexing up bandwidth on a service already in place it can be as quick as 48 hours. Lead times to provide new access circuits can typically vary between 45-90 working days depending on what work needs doing. An estimate of a completion date or “Customer Delivery Date” would be given after surveys have been completed.
You have options of wires only, Cisco or Meraki routers.
The Meraki option is aimed at SME and comes with a range of features that put you in control of your network. There’s integrated Wi-Fi, Guest Wi-Fi for visitors and plenty of plug-and-play LAN ports. With the Meraki user portal you can keep an eye on usage from any device, anytime.
The Cisco options are preferred by corporate clients, schools and public sectors customers.
Please ask for more info.
Pricing varies due to things like a customers location, required speed, bearer size, distance from the exchange, level of resilience and term of the agreement.
Please contact us for a FREE NO OBLIGATION quote.
We have a number of PDF’s relating to BTnet, here are a few of the most commonly requested.
Please let us know if you have any questions or require additional information.