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We’re launching a new 1G education plan

We’ve been working on a plan to bring 1G to schools around New Zealand. We want to work with RSPs servicing schools to support network changes, enable the bandwidth growth and enhance learning.

What’s changing

Chorus is providing a specially designed fibre service that delivers the best available internet to Ministry of Education (MoE) registered schools on the Chorus network. The Ministry of Education list can be found at http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/directories/list-of-nz-schools

Supporting details

The new plan called Education Max has a flat rate of $120 (pending CIP approval) per month and coverage will include all MoE registered UFB and RBI schools currently serviced by GPON.

Education Max will be available to all RSPs from February 2018 and will enable all MoE registered schools on the Chorus network to increase bandwidth up to 1G. RSPs may need to upgrade CPE to allow schools access to the new bandwidth.

The process to order Education Max is dependent upon your existing MoE registered school connectivity with Chorus:

- BAU change plan request in Chorus Portal for schools with existing Chorus GPON connections

- BAU New Connection in Chorus Portal for schools with existing non-Chorus connections

- Transfer or connect additional ONT in Chorus Portal for schools with existing Chorus GPON connections

The technical components of the new Education Max service is a Bitstream 3a service 1000/1000, with 2.5/2.5. An updated Bitstream 3a service description will be published once we have CIP approval.

Next steps

Please contact your account manager with any queries or feedback.