emPSN and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) have been working together for over 20 years, supporting schools across Lincolnshire in accessing fast, safe and secure, and reliable internet connectivity and IT services.

Managed Connectivity Services for schools

emPSN and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) – A working partnership

Lincolnshire County Council is an owner of emPSN. emPSN is a not-for-profit Company, here for the public good, supporting Lincolnshire and other schools in the East Midlands now and into the future.

Lincolnshire schools core broadband service charges have been funded from the Lincolnshire Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) since 2012. From 2022 this will change, as LCC can no longer access this Central Services Block funding schools will no longer benefit from this funding.

emPSN will continue to provide the same connectivity and IT services as always. Removal of this grant does not have to mean a change to your services as emPSN is here to ensure there is a smooth transition with no impact to your service.  In preparation for the changes to funding from November 2022, we will be communicating with Lincolnshire schools direct with continuity options working with Lincolnshire County Council to ensure a smooth change.

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Managed Connectivity Services for schools

Meet the team

The emPSN team are here to support Lincolnshire’s schools ensuring that they have the right connectivity and access to services to meet their needs. The team has wide and varied experience developing and providing services to Lincolnshire, supporting schools and enabling them to access the right connectivity options. We provide access to Technical Support, Customer Service and Communications to ensure that you and your named IT Support Provider have the latest in service, security and safety information to protect your school and your school community.

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We want to make this a smooth and easy transition for all our Lincolnshire schools, let us know how we can support you.

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Introducing emPSN to Lincolnshire schools

Technical support from emPSN

emPSN & LCC – A working partnership. How funding is adapting for Lincolnshire schools.

emPSN are here to support you school now and into the future.

Enabling schools to access fibre funding

What does the funding change mean for my school right now?

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Below are a list of our frequently asked questions:

How much will my schools broadband cost after October 2022?

We are still working on the best pricing and most competitive offer for schools. We hope to contact all schools with an offer in Autumn 2021 so that schools have a full year to review the offer.

How does this affect my current service?

This does not affect your current service from emPSN or your existing funding arrangements.

Can I still upgrade between now and October 2022?

Yes, you can. If you would like to upgrade, please contact sales@empsn.org.uk and we will be able to provide a quote on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council for your school.

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