Schools

IS YOUR SCHOOL SPONSORED BY WEB CONNECTION? CURIOUS ABOUT FIBRE OF YOUR OWN?

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

The Web Connection School Initiative is a program that is designed to create and balance a mutually beneficial, sustainable relationship between Web Connection and qualifying schools in and around Vumatel’s fibre optic network. Vumatel supplies a free 1Gbps fibre line to any school it passes, so long as that school is registered with the Department of Basic Education, or the Independent Examinations Board. Web Connection supplies the internet breakout for free, in exchange for various marketing and advertising privileges, the combination of which are chosen by each school and must total at least 500 qualifying points. Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders, therefore it’s imperative that they have a reliable means to access the internet to source their knowledge, conduct their research, and communicate with peers and industry leaders across the globe. Web Connection can think of no better way to effectively attract and simultaneously give back to the communities it serves.

WHAT DOES OUR SCHOOL RECEIVE?

All qualifying schools will ultimately have either their primary, or secondary internet connection supplied free of charge, by simply partnering with Web Connection and Vumatel on the journey to grow the fibre internet market in South Africa. Web Connection is marketed as a premium ISP that offers a wide variety of packages, fibre telephone services including free landline number porting, professional support, and a wide range of related products and services. Every school that partners with Web Connection will feel a sense of pride, confidence, and value. We activate a 1Gbps/100mbps service on the school's Vumatel fibre line. There are no data limits whatsoever so our schools can enjoy unlimited freedom and will never have to worry about data limits or shaping mechanisms. All of our schools get priority support with automated ticket logging to ensure that we keep track of the schools connectivity and repair any faults quickly and efficiently should they arise.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR WEB CONNECTION?

Web Connection is a business that appeals to the consumers residing in the suburbs that Vumatel have invested in infrastructure, therefore Web Connection trades the opportunity to market its premium value proposition to the greater community that the school serves, in exchange for quality fibre internet services at no cost to the school. The positive marketing exposure that Web Connection will achieve from the relationship will assist Web Connection is realizing its goal of becoming a household brand.

WEB CONNECTION AND VUMATEL

Web Connection is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that essentially supplies the internet breakout (bandwidth) and voice services to residential households that have had Vumatel’s fibre network extended into their homes. Vumatel is a Fibre Network Operator (FNO) that invests huge amounts of money in the building and maintenance of the physical fibre infrastructure, Web Connection provides the services over it. Vumatel approached Web Connection to get involved in the school initiative and the rest is history!

HOW CAN YOUR SCHOOL GET STARTED?

If you have not yet been approached by Vumatel’s Schools Initiative team then all you need to do is apply for it from Web Connection, and we will start the official process. The school will be required to qualify for the Web Connection Schools Initiative by ‘earning’ at least 500 points in the forthcoming questionnaire, then completing and submitting the application below.