The project to provide fast internet to schools is complete, says education minister Hekia Parata, with a total of 2,431 schools throughout New Zealand now hooked up to high speed, Crown-funded internet.
“This is about providing schools and students across New Zealand with access to the vast world of learning resources available online,” she said.
Ms Parata says the $211 million project, carried out by N4L Managed Network, was very successful, and complete “ahead of schedule and within budget”.
“I’d like to acknowledge the N4L team who embraced the project with passion and commitment, and were very responsive to the needs of individual schools.
“Young people today are globally connected like never before, and it’s important we equip them to become confident, connected, lifelong learners.”
N4L’s focus will now turn to enhancing services and developing new platforms to help schools make the most of their digital connections.