Schools in rural areas receive gigabit broadband boost

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More than a thousand schools in rural areas affected by poor internet speed have been connected with hyperfast gigabit broadband.

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encourage investment from Government Designed to “level up” student and teacher access to faster connection speeds, particularly focusing on the approximately 30% of UK schools that currently do not reach speeds of 100 megabits per second and are not in line to receive commercial upgrades from broadband companies. .

norfolk wolverhampton North Yorkshire, the Highlands and Dumfries and Galloway have upgraded most of the schools, with about 900 more schools set to be added by March next year.

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Plans are underway to introduce full fiber to approximately 6,800 public buildings in four countries, including hospitals, GP surgeries, fire stations, leisure centers, museums and libraries.

We’re giving students and teachers access to the fastest future-proof broadband, giving hundreds of schools better access to important learning opportunities, no matter where they live

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It comes as the government also looks to the future of connectivity, initiating calls for evidence on new technologies like 6G.

digital secretary Nadine Doris Said: “We’re leveling students and teachers’ access to the fastest future-proof broadband, giving hundreds of schools better access to important learning opportunities, no matter where they live.

“The government is on a mission to connect the country with the next generation network. Today’s announcements will help supercharge the vast potential of 5G and our plan to improve future wireless networks such as 6G. “

schools Minister Baroness Baron said: “It is great to see schools prioritizing for these transformative broadband connections, which, along with our £30 million pilot program to install the latest WiFi infrastructure in schools, will enable the full range of technology in our classrooms.” Will help bring out the potential.”

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