$2.1m from Feds to make Internet speeds triple only at Nunavut schools

Via Scoop.itNunavut

Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, left, appeared via video for a press conference with Nunavut Premier and Education Minister Eva Aariak in Iqaluit on Feb. 14 to announce Nunavut schools will have access to a larger bandwidth starting this spring. – Jeanne Gagnon/NNSL photo [excerpt] Internet speeds to triple at schools Jeanne Gagnon
Northern News Services
Published Monday, February 20, 2012 NUNAVUT
Nunavut schools will soon have access to triple the Internet speed, the federal and territorial governments announced in Iqaluit on Feb. 14. The bandwidth at the territory’s 43 schools will triple this spring under the Classroom Connect project, from the current 7.5 megabits per second to some 21 megabits per second, announced both levels of government. The increased bandwidth will translate into faster and more reliable connections to the Internet and enable video-conferencing, for instance, something Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq took advantage of as the weather prevented her from traveling to Iqaluit for the announcement. “Staying connected to the world means easier banking, better health care and stronger bond with family members moving in different parts of Canada,” she said. “We are very proud to be part of this great initiative that will encourage communication as well as facilitate learning among our young people in Nunavut.” […]
Via nnsl.com

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