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1,500 more Polish schools to have broadband access in 2018: Digitisation Minister

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Paweł Kononczuk 24.10.2017 08:35
Some 1,500 more schools in Poland will have access to broadband internet under a new Polish Education Network project, Digitisation Minister Anna Streżyńska announced on Monday.
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The minister paid a visit to a local school in the village of Pogorzałki, southeast Poland.

Legislative work aimed at launching the project is still underway, but the process is expected to be completed “this week or the next, which will allow the full extent of investment to take place across the country as of 1 January 2018,” Streżyńska said.

The Polish Education Network project is part of a larger programme, called +100 Megs to mark 100 Years of Independence, commemorating Poland’s regained liberty in 1918 after 123 years of partitions.

The goal of the programme is to connect 10,000 Polish schools to broadband internet by 2020. “It is a great opportunity for growth”, Streżyńska said.

At present, no more than 5,000 schools in Poland have broadband access.

“The internet services in 40 percent of schools allow ten Megabytes of connectivity, which is something we wouldn’t want even at home, as our kids would regard the connection as too slow,” Streżyńska said. (aba/vb)

Source: PAP

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