Ultrafast Broadband for over 100 Northumberland Schools
County council says Northumberland schools are set to benefit from high-tech, ultra fast broadband.
05:30 11 January 2023
Northumberland County Council has partnered with Commsworld to bring high-tech, ultra-fast broadband to primary schools by replacing its ageing infrastructure as part of a scheme that aims to improve education in the county.
Coun Guy Renner Thompson, cabinet member for children's services, said: "This is undoubtedly a very good decision for our schools. This will be quite life-changing for some of our more rural schools.
"It will have a large impact across the county. The internet is more and more important, particularly after the pandemic with so many virtual meetings."
The council's deputy leader, Coun Richard Wearmouth, added: "This could be up to 100x faster. It's a considerable leap forward in capability and really critical, as internet connection is so important to learning, so we don't fall short.
“This is a pivotal moment for education in Northumberland. Soon our schools will be able to access the best connectivity to deliver far better digital education through a wide range of devices – bringing them up to date with the latest technologies.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits of this new service over the coming years which will help provide the best learning experience, and security, for our young people and school staff alike.”