NORRCOM are an approved N4L integrator connecting schools across New Zealand. N4L or Network For Learning is a network run by N4L on Chorus/Spark infrastructure. The network provides various speeds to schools based on roll size. Schools hae to sign up for the service which is subsidised my the government providing schools with exceptionally fast filtered internet. N4L Also provide POND, which is a central point for discussion and a repository for sharing data
How it works
N4L assign an integrator (such as NORRCOM) who visit to asses your school and document the systems N4L then arrange an appropriate time for the connection and equipment to be installed by sub contractors the Integrator then commissions and tests the circuit
Connections are designed to be flexible and responsive to the changing nature of how schools use the internet. As a result, the internet will cease to be a troublesome, limited resource that affects teaching and learning in the classroom. The vast majority of schools will connect via fibre. However, where there is no fibre available a small minority of schools will connect via either satellite or wireless technology. Connection Sizes. There will be five connection sizes available to schools: 10Mbps (wireless & satellite only), 50Mbps, 100Mbps, 500Mbps, and 1Gbps. The connection size offered to each school will be based upon roll size and the type of connection available, while also recognising the school’s online behavior and needs. Not all connection sizes are available right away. N4L has done, and is continuing to do, extensive development and testing with Local Fibre Companies (LFCs) to create connections that best suit schools’ needs. N4L is currently connecting schools to the Managed Network using the sizes that are available and, as new ones become available, will begin offering connections to schools that have been allocated them without delay.