Pledge 2020 – Supercharge your LGfL broadband for free

Pledge 2020 is about supercharging connectivity across LGfL schools so they can make use of cloud computing, 4K streaming, virtual reality and cloud.  The average boost to LGfL schools is 200% which will place schools at the forefront of digital connectivity in the UK and the world. To find out how much additional bandwidth you will receive Free Of Charge go to www.pledge.2020.lgfl.net. Sign in with your USO account to get a personalised update for your school or MAT. Just click on the count me in button to find out the upgrade, this is a FREE upgrade and there is no requirement to renew your contract. This infographic sets out the rationale for Pledge 2020 – why it was needed for schools and what else LGfL are doing to ensure that your school/MAT can not only meet bandwidth pressures but is also future proofed.

As part of the upgrade we’re taking the opportunity to replace old equipment with the latest technology which also means that LGfL can upgrade any primary school to 500 MBPS and every secondary school to 1 GPS without having to change the firewall or the router. As a result, schools avoid expensive and disruptive kit replacements when they simply want more bandwidth.

There are thousands of schools receiving a free upgrade and it will take time to get around to all schools.  Our intention is to have all schools upgraded over the course of 2019 and 2020 and we will be in touch with you to schedule an appropriate time for your upgrade.  If you don’t use USO then please contact us at enquiries@lgfl.net and we will be happy to provide this information for you.

Alongside Pledge 2020, make sure that your school has made use of the offers below to get the most out of your Let’s Get Digital Subscription.

SAVE THOUSANDS BY CLAIMING FREE LICENCES FROM LGfL

Find out how much you are/can save at www.savings.lgfl.net and claim your free licences too!  We estimate that primary and secondary schools making use of all the additional software saves (or achieves additional value) worth around £7,000 and £17,000 per annum, respectively.

 NEW !!!! FREE ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD LICENCES

LGfL has negotiated a ground breaking deal with Adobe for Creative Cloud.  Every LGfL school can claim an allocation of Adobe licences at adobe.lgfl.net. Don’t miss out on packages like Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver…..

LGfL’s deal with Adobe includes support for using the products and there will be more information in the Autumn regarding training, INSET and access to curriculum materials

USE THE FSM CHECKER TO CLAIM FUNDS

LGfL provides a service that enables schools to identify which children are eligible for free school meals and an additional grant.  So far this year, LGfL schools have claimed in excess of £10 million.  If you’re not already using this free service, or would like further details, then please do not hesitate to contact us at fsm@lgfl.net and we will help you get online and make us of this fantastic resource within your school.

FREE SECURE STORAGE FOR DISASTER RECOVERY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL LGfL SCHOOLS

LGfL provides a service called GridStore where you can back-up your data to a secure location where it is encrypted and kept safe.  IN the event that the school has a disaster you will be able to pull down a copy of your data and load it back into the school and get going again quickly.  Nearly 1,000 schools already use this services and we are delighted to extend its availability.

Every secondary school will be given 100GB of free storage and every primary/special school will be given 50GB of storage and this will be implemented as part of a new service that will be made available to schools during the Autumn Term.  More will follow from Michael.Eva@LGfl.net shortly.

LGfL IS HERE TO HELP

LGfL wants you to get the best from your package of services and we have a team ready to ehlp you with your enquiries.

Customer Service Contact – enquiries@lgfl.net

Education Team – inspire@lgfl.net

Or Ring Us On 0208 408 4455

If you have signed up for Pledge 2020 then please share on either LGfL’s Twitter or Facebook. #WeAreLGfL #Pledge2020

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