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High Speed Broadband for all Secondary Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 07/01/2014. High Speed Broadband for all Secondary SchoolsTags: Education And Politics Teachers

The Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte T.D. and the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. announced yesterday that every second level school in Ireland will have access to 100Mbp/s connectivity by the beginning of the 2014/2015 school year.

The Ministers made this statement as they launched the final stage of the national roll-out of the 100Mbp/s broadband connectivity to all second-level schools. With high speed broadband already installed in 516 schools through the project, today’s announcement details a further 270 schools to be connected across 9 Southern Counties (Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow) throughout 2014.

Minister Rabbitte said “Completing the final phase of the national programme will mean that all our post-primary schools have been equipped with top class, future proofed broadband. This will enable and motivate them to grasp the teaching and learning opportunities that the internet provides. This Government made a commitment in the Programme for Government to incorporate ICT in teaching and learning across the curriculum and this investment in connectivity is a cornerstone in making that a reality.


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