Why choose Cantium as your school’s broadband provider?

Cantium’s Schools Broadband service is a high-quality, extremely reliable and resilient service that is designed for the education sector.

With over 35 years’ experience working with schools across the UK, we are uniquely positioned to understand your school’s needs. We provide you with high availability and high-speed connectivity that enables you to manage the business of the school as well as deliver engaging classroom sessions with access to the latest tools and applications.

Being SDI, ITIL and ISO 27001 accredited, Cantium’s ICT Service Desk supports over 10,000 customers and processes over 10,000 calls every month. In a recent survey, 93% of customers rated our service as excellent or very good, meaning that you are in safe hands with our team of IT professionals.


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What is included?

We are able to offer a fully managed broadband service that includes:

  • Direct access to all major online providers without accessing the public internet (BBC, Apple, Google Microsoft and more)
  • Membership to the National Education Network (NEN) with access to free, high-quality, safe and secure digital educational resources:
    • British Pathe
    • NEN Gallery
    • AudioNetwork
    • Reading Zone Live
  • Connection to a private network built only for schools and public sector organisations
  • Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) for your staff or students working from home
  • Firewalls, web filtering and a closed network to keep your school and students safe

What are the benefits?

Some of the key benefits of Cantium’s Schools Broadband service are:

  • Multi-layered security, across the core network, to your router
  • Variety of connection options to suit your needs, between 10Mb and 1Gb
  • Our network consistently meets or exceeds our availability commitment of 99.9%
  • High-quality security services designed to protect schools and students:
    • IronPort firewalls
    • CISCO email anti-spam relays
    • Smoothwall web content filtering
    • SolarWinds network monitoring
    • Juniper VPN
    • DNS management
    • Free SSL certificates
    • Enhanced cyber attack protection
  • Site-to-site links with other schools without using the public internet for secure resource sharing

Our unique approach

Our public sector heritage means that we understand your school’s needs from a unique perspective. Cantium are wholly owned by Kent County Council and provide broadband services to over 150 schools in Kent via the Kent Public Services Network.

Our customer-led consultation and onboarding process means that we will:

  • Partner with your school to deliver an insight-driven broadband solution that helps you achieve your school’s goals
  • Provide you with tailored support that enables your office and classrooms to perform more efficiently
  • Collaborate with your team to create a bespoke solution that works for you
  • Enable you to continue to focus on the day-to-day running of your school

Learn more about us…

Watch the video to the left to learn more about Cantium Business Solutions.

“…The service is competitive from a costing point of view, however, more importantly, they are reliable and at the end of a telephone, email or remote support at times of need and short notice. We do not have to wait 24 hours for a reply, which enables us to do the job effectively in a time-efficient manner…” – Michelle Keleher, PA to Head Teacher / Personnel Officer, St Simon of England RC Primary School, part of Kent Catholic Schools Partnership


Get in touch to learn more about how Cantium can provide you with a broadband service that helps your school achieve its goals

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