Choose an internet service provider
You can use Network for Learning (N4L) - the government-funded ultrafast broadband connection that’s tailored for schools. Or you can choose to pay for an internet connection through a retail service provider (RSP).
- About N4L
- How to get N4L for your school
- If you choose to use a retail service provider (RSP)
- Keep your internet safe and secure
N4L (Network for Learning), is a free, government-funded internet service provider that's been rolled out to New Zealand state, state integrated, and partnership schools.
- quality ultra-fast broadband connections
- educational content and services for teachers and students
- uncapped data, online content filtering and network security services.
N4L is a safe, secure data network and its connections can be more reliable than those of retail services providers (RSP).
Visit the N4L Managed Network section of the TKI website for more information.
While you wait for your N4L connection you can temporarily connect to ultrafast broadband using fibre through a RSP.
N4L isn't compulsory and you may choose to use a different retail service provider instead. If you choose to go with another RSP you pay for this from your operations grant.
It’s your responsibility to make sure your school’s network is protected against risks such as hacking, spam and access to inappropriate content.
The N4L service has been designed for safety. It provides safe, predictable internet with online content filtering and network security services.
If you choose your own RSP you'll need to arrange and fund your own ICT network safety and security solution.
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