Swisscom is offering the cantons and the Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) a free schools' network that links all the local area networks(LANS) of individual schools to form a single communications infrastructure. In concrete terms this means that schools that have already installed a LAN receive Internet access with generous bandwidth appropriate to the number of PCs at the school, and are connected to the cantonal schools' network.
Most cantons have two educational networks: one which covers primary and secondary level I, and the other secondary level II. This allows the cantons to adapt the networks to prevailing security requirements independently of one another.
From bandwidths of 12/1 Mbit/s and over, the schools share the costs of the security solution. Connectivity is free of charge for bandwidths of up to 50/10 Mbit/s. This means that - provided they provide their own security solution - school's can always benefit from a free Internet connection.
Does your school need even more bandwidth? Schools can also take advantage of very advantageous conditions.
Our security solution
|SecurePoP||Managed firewall to protect the networks from external attacks.|
|Web Content Screening||Service for limiting access from the networks. Typically prevents access to pornographic content or websites that glorify violence.|
Facts and figures
|comprising||57'100 school classes|
|or||approx. 1 million pupils|
|No. of computers||203'400|
|Smallest school||Fondation de Vernand - Jardin d'enfants thérapeutique, Ecublens|
|Largest school||Berufs-, Fach- und Fortbildungsschule, Berne 5,100 pupils and 97 computers|