High-speed connectivity provider NYnet is working to deliver gigabit-capable broadband connections to more than 20 schools as part of the Government’s commitment to improve internet infrastructure in rural and remote areas across England.
The Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) programme is a multi-million-pound cross-Government initiative, created by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), in conjunction with the Department for Education (DfE) and local authorities.
Those schools already connected under the programme have benefitted from improved broadband speeds and now have the capability to be further upgraded in the future, should their requirements change.
During the lockdown, schools have been more reliant on gigabit-capable broadband connections to enable teachers and pupils to work remotely.
The Northern Echo - Rural schools benefit from upgraded internet
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