Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed news that the NSW Government will partner with Telstra to deliver a high speed internet upgrade to schools in the region.
This $328 million internet upgrade will be delivered to 2000 public schools across NSW, three years ahead of the original aim of 2025.
Mr Saunders said the upgrade will resolve problems delivering faster, more reliable internet access along with enhancing existing digital teaching and learning opportunities.
“Our schools deserve the best tools for teaching and learning. It’s a s simple as that,” Mr Saunders said.
“Upgrading our school internet goes hand-in-hand with our focus on quality teaching and a new curriculum that will equip students for an increasingly digital world.
“Schools work incredibly hard and I’m pleased we can offer them the country’s best tools, like fast internet, to support our students.”
The internet upgrade will be completed in the public schools across the electorate within the next 18 months.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said NSW public Schools will now have the fastest internet access for public education systems in the country.
“I want to ensure every child in NSW has the opportunities to be the best they can be, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be,” Ms Mitchell said.