Penola Catholic College

The quality of Broadband Solutions products and services are unparalleled.

Anthony Austin
IT manager, Penola Catholic College

PENOLA CATHOLIC COLLEGE – REAL LIFE LEARNING.

Penola Catholic College is a co-educational college situated on two campuses in Broadmeadows and Glenroy. Their broad curriculum offerings allow students to pursue both academic and vocational pathways, whilst striving to recognise the gifts and talents of each student by providing opportunities through extensive Co-curricular programs.

With technology promoted and integrated into all aspects of teaching and learning, Penola Catholic College provides students with real life learning opportunities and experiences that will prepare them for the ‘business of living’, seeking to inspire, challenge and engage each student.

THE CHALLENGE

With digital technology now a key component within the learning experience, classrooms need to be able to rely on secure, fast, and reliable internet to keep students active and engaged.

Penola Catholic College were experiencing regular disruptions to their internet connection so were trying to find a capable and stable connection that they could use in conjunction with their existing Catholic Network Australia link. They needed something bigger, faster, and more reliable.

THE SOLUTION

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Broadband Solutions installed a secondary link to ensure Penola Catholic College could provide the best possible learning experience for its students, both in the classroom and during study times.

“We’re in the digital learning age now, reliable internet is a priority. If we’re offline for an hour, that’s one whole class and at any one time we have 50-60 classes operating simultaneously, so that’s 1500 students not being able to do any work. No school can afford that.

For the students, the learning experience expands beyond the classroom too, it’s not just internal. Access to our portal comes in via these links as well where our teachers will submit practice exams and notes, so even if the connection goes down at night, students lose access to study material.”

– Anthony Austin – IT Manager, Penola Catholic College

THE RESULTS

“The quality of Broadband Solutions products and services are unparalleled, they ended up being our primary link. They promised 99.99% up time and that’s exactly what we get.

They’re called Broadband ‘Solutions’ for a reason, because that’s exactly what they do. They find solutions that are cost effective and are tailored to what you need. They work with you to make sure you get the best possible outcome.

I recommend Broadband Solutions to other schools frequently, without question. If you want something to work, Broadband Solutions will find the solution.”

– Anthony Austin – IT Manager, Penola Catholic College