Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (110)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

110. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has any proposals to provide high-speed broadband to the schools in Annaghdown and Corrandulla, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45420/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary schools. All contracts under the Schools Broadband Access Programme are regularly reviewed so that schools have access to the best quality connectivity solutions affordable within the available resources. Contracts for these schools were re-tendered last year under a public procurement competition. As a result of this the number of service providers has been expanded from 6 to 13.

As a result, Scoil Breadáin was awarded a 6 Mbit/s connection and was installed on 1/11/12. Scoil Bhrige agus Bhreadáin Naofa was awarded a 8Mbit/s connection and was installed on 20/11/12.