Broadband fibre

UPC promises 100Mb/s broadband for 48 Dublin schools

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25 November 2013

UPC is bringing 100Mb/s fibre broadband to 48 schools in Dublin. In all, UPC is to supply 71 schools across Ireland as part of the nationwide Schools Broadband Scheme.

These schools include: St Patrick’s National School, Diswellstown; Manor House School, Raheny; Dominican College, Drumcondra; Castaheany Educate Together, Clonsilla; St John of God National School, Artane and Colaiste Dhulaigh, Bonnybrook.

Announcing the roll-out, Henry Minogue, CIO VP of UPC Ireland, said: “The provision of superfast broadband in schools is vital to ensure Irish children are equipped with the technological resources needed to flourish in today’s modern school system and digital economy… We worked in partnership with HEAnet, Ireland’s national education and research network, to provide superfast and secure broadband to classrooms across Ireland to meet the needs of today’s students.”

Páiric Clerkin, principal, St Patrick’s National School, Diswellstown, said: “Our school community is focussed on the enablement of skills that will prepare our students for life and living in an increasingly rapidly evolving society. Access to technology and digital media is essential for social inclusion and future career prospects and it forms a key element of our total school curriculum. We are very pleased with the high quality broadband access that has now been provided for our school and we will use it to the maximum possible for the benefit of our students throughout our classrooms, technology rooms and science labs.”

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