I've volunteered to help with IT matters at my children's primary school. They are having enormous problems with Internet speed primarily due to the ADSL1 connection they are using and no traffic management.
One of the packages they need to use as part of the new national standards (e-asTTle) requires a 2Mb uplink to work effectively when a full classroom are taking the tests - http://e-asttle.tki.org.nz/Support/Frequently-asked-questions/How-to-prepare-for-e-asTTle#upload
It is a small school with budget issues and the fibre options seem to start at $500/month and go up from there.
As their cabinet is being upgraded to VDSL2 in June this would seem to be a cheaper alternative to fibre. They are currently using 50GB/month but I will complete costings based on 100GB.
Telstraclear are quoting $225 for 100GB but I'm not sure as yet if they offer the service in the school's location (Mount Albert).
Worldnet offer 120GB for $139/month - http://www.worldnet.co.nz/business/vdsl2/
Snap offer services starting at $250/month - http://www.snap.net.nz/work/package
Unleash 100GB $165+GST
Worldnet are obviously cheapest and it is possible to sign up to a no term contract to try them out so this may be the way to go.
Any comments or suggestions of alternatives? Any ISPs that want to support a school with a subsidised service?