HSPN 2.1 is coming to an end

Coconnect is a Hampshire School Broadband provider and can match and exceed the HSPN 2.1 replacement service FN4S


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Who are Coconnect?

Coconnect is a Hampshire based School Broadband and safeguarding solutions provider. Spun out from Novatech, a business with over 33 years of experience as a highly rated educational technology supplier, our highly skilled team.

We thrive on providing reliable, safe, secure broadband and services with exceptional service. As we are based in your locality, we provide leading local support that is unmatched by any other internet service providers as we can get an engineer onsite to you promptly.

We see Schools as partners and are proud of assisting schools in helping provide the highest educational experience to students, one of the many reasons all our Hampshire Schools highly recommend us as a replacement to HSPN 2.1.

We’re offering dedicated pricing and can match and exceed HSPN 2.1 replacement service. Book a call to see how we can help.

Book a call and move to a local Hampshire School Broadband provider today.


KCSIE and PREVENT Duty Compliant Filtering.

We can manage Netsweeper and Smoothwall filtering to provide School Broadband filtering with outstanding safeguarding, reporting and security features that allow you to get the most from your internet connection without hindering teaching and comply with KCSIE statuary guidance.

Working with two of the industry-leading filtering and safeguarding solution providers, we can tailor our service to meet your school’s preferences and needs and provide additional optional proactive digital monitoring solutions.


Ensuring your network is secure Coconnect are partnered with ESET and Fortinet offering leading industry anti-virus software and firewalls giving you peace of mind your network has protection against viruses and malware attacks.

Additionally we offer Office 365 back-up protecting data in the event of a cyber attack or accidental deletion only costing £1.46 for ‘FTE’ with students free.

Leading local support and onsite installation

 As we are a Hampshire School Broadband provider, we can provide leading local support that is unmatched by any other internet service providers as we can get an engineer onsite to you promptly. Once you’ve switched over, our dedicated account manager and migration team will keep you up to date with progress with the onsite installation and ensure you get what you need.

Plus, our project management portal gives you direct access to the migration timeline, progress and next steps, ensuring your transition to the Coconnect Network is as smooth and straightforward a possible.


Here are some of our most frequently asked questions by Hampshire Schools


Have a look at our frequently asked questions from schools on HSPN
What Filtering systems can we provide?
  • Netsweeper via our UK based Cloud Systems
  • Smoothwall via an onsite appliance
Can Coconnect host our domain and DNS?

Yes we can, this is free of charge for .sch.uk domains

Can you copy our current filtering rules and report layouts to Coconnect Systems?

Yes we can, but with some slight changes depending on which filtering system you decide to use with us. We can take a look at your current filtering rules and report layouts during our planning phase and either copy these to your new Smoothwall appliance or implement into Netsweeper.

What kind of support do you have?

We’d like to say the best, with every support ticket you raise you will stay assigned to that engineer all the way through (even if the ticket is escalated), we don’t run 1st line or 2nd line triage, you will always go through to a fully trained support engineer. You can also speak to your account manager or service delivery coordinator for anything else.


Do you have reference sites?

Yes we do and we are happy to provide details, we have already been recommended highly on the Hampshire Network Managers forum for our support and service, alongside this we are proud to hold a 99% retention rate with our customers

Do you provide training?

Yes, we will provide you and any staff you require training on filtering and reporting systems, we will also arrange annual refresher training free of charge

Can I still access Hampshire systems?

It is our understanding from conversations with our other Hampshire schools that SAP is now cloud based and can be accessed from anywhere securely. A VPN service will be made available for access to EDDIE, we will assist your school in configuration of the VPN, and where this would be a standard change request there will be no charge for the configuration of our systems.

Martin Robson

Cumbria Education Trust

“Knowledgeable, friendly, pro-active and always ready to help, with an understanding of the particular needs of education, Coconnect have provided a stable safe infrastructure which we can rely on!”

Stuart Pearce

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

“Service and support great and quick even during lockdowns etc.  Much better than the previous provider.  Staff and students seem happy with the faster speed of the network and filtering and less complaints about pages getting blocked.”

Network Manager

Birmingham based MAC

“Cheers for your help and prompt response as always, you guys are fantastic”

Network Manager

Secondary School Essex

“Very fast resolution. Excellent service. Many Thanks.”

Network Manager

Secondary School Hampshire

“Good reliable service that was not matched by the County Council Service”

Ian Clark

St Andrews High School

“I would like to pass on massive thank you to yourself and the team for the new line for my client at St Andrews High in Worthing. They are very happy with how the new line was changed over without any issue. Especially the added support to advise on the reconfiguration of the external DNS and Smoothwall.”

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