Ultra-fast Broadband in Schools
With technology becoming key to education delivery, the Government has prioritised schools in its Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), under which fibre is being rolled out across New Zealand.
97.7 per cent of schools and 99.9 per cent of students will receive ultra-fast broadband capability by 2016. The remaining 2.3 per cent of schools in areas too remote for fibre will have access to improved broadband services via wireless. Three schools will receive satellite services.
As part of this commitment all state and state-integrated schools will receive a fully-funded connection to the fibre being rolled out in their area.