Schools in Wales to get £39m for fast broadband
9:50pm Monday 14th January 2013 in Gwent news
THE Welsh Government is to invest £39 million of investment in faster broadband services for schools, it announced yesterday.
First minister of Wales Carwyn Jones said £27 million of the cash will be used to upgrade the physical connections in Welsh schools.
It is hoped the project will mean that schools will ensure learners are able to access faster, high-quality broadband services that are robust and reliable.
Mr Jones said: "We want Wales to be a world leader in digital learning, therefore we need to be able to offer our schools fast, consistent and reliable broadband services."
Where needed local councils will be able to provide their primary and special schools with £10,000 and secondary schools with £20,000 to improve ICT infrastructure.