The Coconnect Network

We’ve built our private network on leading technologies to give your school or trust the connectivity, privacy and safeguarding it deserves.

Superfast connectivity you can trust

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) cores in London and Birmingham, configured for failover and load balancing to minimise downtime and keep your internet speeds high.

Straightforward security

A centralised co-located firewall for internet access, with a single route in and out of the network to simplify security management.

Private communication across sites

Uninterrupted and secure communication across Coconnect’s private network, allowing connected schools to collaborate and share resources.

Implementation and operation support

Dedicated implementation engineers to get you started, and an expert support team to keep you safely connected – all bound to comprehensive Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

How you’ll join the Coconnect network

With security and reliability backed by tight Service Level Agreements, we’re committed to getting you connected to our network in the way that gives you the best possible internet service.

What’s possible will depend on a number of factors, including location, school size and number of users.


FTTC involves linking fibre optic cables to your cabinet green box to provide a superfast broadband connection. This is done in partnership with Openreach, the UK’s leading broadband infrastructure provider. A minimum line speed of 15mbps, guaranteed by Openreach (higher speeds are likely).
Enhanced Openreach support provided by Coconnect, for a 24/48-hour fix time in the unlikely event of failure.


Ideally suited to primary schools and smaller secondary schools, EoFTTC provides superfast broadband via an uncontended line – with further boosts from your local exchange when required.
A guaranteed line speed, even at peak times and regardless of how many users are online.

Dedicated Leased Line

A standard for all secondary schools and larger primary schools, a leased line will provide your school with your own fibre connection that you won’t have to share with anyone else, often known as 1:1.
The leased line will give you the same upload speed as download speed (up to 10Gbit) and all our leased lines come with SLAs starting from 4 hours fix time.


FTTP or ‘Ultrafast Broadband’ uses fibre optic cables directly to your school, providing you speeds of up to 5 times faster than EoFTTC and FTTC. The maximum speed is up to 1000Mbps download and 220Mbps upload. FTTP can generally be installed in 15 working days, subject to Openreach survey.


A Service Level Agreement (SLA) guaranteeing 24/-7 support and a 7-hour fix time. 30 day installation. Generally installed in 30 working days.


Prices for leased lines vary depending on the location of your school and which data providers are in your area.

Our Data Centres

Coconnect’s cloud-based services are hosted from a highly secure data centres that features:

  • Multiple independent internet connections from the UK’s leading data providers.
  • Two independent power supplies and three diesel generators to guard against major power outages.
  • Redundant air conditioning and fire suppression systems to maintain equipment server safety and performance.
  • 24/7 security presence and CCTV monitoring for maximum security
Superfast Fibre
Superfast Fibre Plus
(FTTP G.Fast)
Dedicated Leased Line
Suitable for: 50 - 400 Pupils 50 - 400 Pupils 200 - 400+ Pupils 400+ Pupils
Max Download Speed 80 Mbps 80 Mbps 1000 Mbps 10 Gbps
Max Upload Speed 20 Mbps 20 Mbps 220 Mbps 10 Gbps
Option to add-on security and filtering
Access to our Portsmouth based network operations centre

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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Ready for better Internet?

Whether you are looking for high speed connectivity, a custom private Cloud or simply a new internet package that better suits your specific requirements. Coconnect delivers a solid, reliable, safe solution designed to suit you and your budget.