Operating from our offices in Northamptonshire, we’ve worked closely with a range of service providers over the last 20 years, bringing quality internet services and network connectivity to schools and organisations.
As a not-for-profit, our main aim is to build safe and secure online spaces for schools and organisations to create, manage and learn. We strongly believe in reinvesting into our members to continuously improve our services.About emPSN
Our broadband connectivity is of the highest quality, offering exceptional speed, stability and security – thanks to a number of trusted network suppliers. Handpicked by our team, these suppliers have all undergone a strict procurement process. If you are interested in becoming a service provider, please read about our procurement process.Our Services
We understand that installing school-wide network services can be incredibly daunting, especially for smaller or independent primary schools that don’t have on-site IT and technical support.
Here at emPSN, we offer reliable, robust and cost-effective solutions that bring high-quality broadband connectivity, security and application services to your school. We work closely with you and your team to identify the type of network connectivity you need, advise on the ideal solution and provide broadband connectivity that benefits every teacher and student at your school.
When you choose emPSN you are joining a network of members, connection to the National Education Network (NEN) with access to a variety of teaching resources and customer benefits, as well as a 24/7 UK-based helpdesk for around-the-clock coverage and support.Our Services
emPSN works closely with a number of public sector organisations in the East Midlands, including local authorities, libraries and others. We focus on cutting costs and improving broadband connectivity and security, making it simpler to share data and integrate office-wide network services. The emPSN network is therefore tried, tested and compliant.Our Services
We often get asked similar questions by many of our schools and customers so we have put together some useful FAQ’s as a bit of a myth busting exercise.Explore further…
Our Academy was selected for the Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) Programme. This has given us the opportunity to have faster connectivity in a rural area. We are so pleased with the connection we have now and the children are benefiting from it so much. We are fortunate to have laptops for every child and before we were upgraded when a class of 24 children were on the laptops it used to suck all the internet and crash etc, now we don’t even notice when everyone is on. The installation went really smooth there were no issues. A BIG THANK YOU to emPSN for arranging all this and enabling us to have a better internet experience.
The difference has been remarkable. Our IT provider has informed us, that we have gone from an average of 2Mbit/s download to 89Mbit/s and our uploads are a mega 28Mbit/s!!
The difference that this will make to our pupils and staff is hard to put into words. For over 20 months we have had to battle remote learning, teaching, holding meetings etc. with poor quality links; leaving us as school often left behind and feeling embarrassed on meetings. No more!
I’d like to thank BT, Kathryn Young at emPSN, Andy and James at Tech Box and the DFE for the funding. Without it, as a small school we could not have afforded it. The upgrade will make such a difference to the quality of learning for so many.
Our upgraded fibre circuit has transformed our admin and our teaching. Before it was installed we had to update our website from home and could only access online teaching resources in certain areas, definitely not outside. Now we can complete admin and teaching tasks anywhere in school all the time.
Since we have upgraded the broadband we have found we have been receiving a much faster and stable connection in school. Even with all pupils and teachers online the speed doesn’t ever seem to be effected. Perfect for the current virtual world!
Thanks to our dedicated team and trusted service providers, it’s never been easier to integrate a network into your school or local organisation. Whether you’re a small nonpartisan primary, a growing academy or a local library, emPSN is a not-for-profit that puts the reliability of your connection first. We offer around-the-clock support and bespoke services to suit your needs. Find out more by contacting our team today.Find out more
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