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July 13, 2009

Three Kildare schools to get high-speed broadband

Three north Kildare schools are to get high-speed wireless broadband connectivity as part of the Government's pilot plan to give students instant internet access anywhere in the school, according to local Fianna Fail TD Michael Fitzpatrick.

“The schools that will benefit from this pilot scheme that will run until the end of 2011 are Convent of Mercy on the Sallins Road, the Salesian College in Celbridge and Maynooth Post Primary School.”

“The Government is keen to support schools in the development of their IT facilities and to develop schools into centres of e-learning.”

“The provision of high-speed wireless broadband will result in students being able to upload and download material faster, access high-volume digital educational content and connect instantly to websites from any part of the school.”

“I am sure that students and teachers at the Convent of Mercy, the Salesian College and Maynooth Post Primary will welcome becoming part of the pilot programme,” concluded Deputy Fitzpatrick.