Final phase of broadband in schools project
Every secondary school to have access to 100Mbp/s broadband by next school year, Ministers say
Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: “Completing the final phase of the national programme will mean all our post-primary schools have been equipped with top class, future-proofed broadband.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Every second-level school in Ireland will have access to high-speed broadband by the beginning of the next school year, the Government has said.
Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte and Minister for Education RuairíQuinn announced that every secondary school will have access to 100Mbp/s connectivity by the beginning of the next school year, as they launched the final stage of the national project.
With high-speed broadband already installed in 516 schools through the project, yesterday’s announcement detailed a further 270 to be connected in counties Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.
“Completing the final phase of the national programme will mean all our post-primary schools have been equipped with top class, future-proofed broadband,” said Mr Rabbitte.
“This will enable and motivate them to grasp the teaching and learning opportunities that the internet provides.”