Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has today welcomed the $46 million investment of the NSW Government’s Connecting Country Schools program that will see wireless connectivity upgrade at 41 schools across Bathurst Electorate.
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“I am proud the NSW Government is supporting students in the Bathurst Electorate because they deserve to have the same internet access at school as their city counterparts,” Mr Toole said.
“Across the Kandos Rylstone Local Government Area, four schools will have their wireless connectivity upgraded over the next four years.”
The $46 million investment will upgrade wireless connectivity to more than 900 regional and remote NSW schools as part of the Connecting Country Schools program. Work on this four-year program will begin at three pilot schools, who will road test the solution and the process of implementation. The pilot program will run until the end of September, and then will be rolled out to schools across Kandos Rylstone.
The pilot will work in parallel to commission and schedule internet upgrades for very remote schools and work with all included schools to apply for the scheme. Once a school has been upgraded with the solution, they will be able to apply for additional funds from an innovation fund to maximise the use of the capability within their school and their community.
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