Schools are not a business. Phone service to them
should not be charged
by the minute...and network access for educational purposes should be
part of the national educational infrastructure - like classrooms and
playgrounds and libraries.
ISPs should deal with them accordingly.
This is welfare state mentality stuff - which is why a lot of schools don't
have decent connectivity. Like the teachers want a pay rise every year
for their hard work, I expect to be paid for my service delivery as well. :-)
My experience with schools is that they are some of the hardest clients to
please. Their internal processes and politics ensure that selling to them
is time consuming pain in the butt stuff and yet they still can't afford and
they want free trials** etc, EVEN when you are offering to slash their
internet costs (Via wireless) and improve their service quality, it still
isn't good enough for a quick and easy deal.
I have six schools in my immediate area. I think I will let them keep their
** Setting up a "FREE trial" is as expensive as a full install, as there
really is no difference. COSTS about $300, even allowing for anything
you can recover. For an account making maybe $50-$70 per
month maximum profit after expenses, hardly a viable risk expense
compared to other business opportunities.
I'd love see some of the more destructive memes of
the past 15 years
expunged from society.....so we can one again give these things the
priority - and resources - they deserve.
// Michael Hallager
Director || Head geek || Making IT work.
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