Thursday, 21 January 2021

Questions (275)

Holly Cairns

Question:

275. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the steps he is taking to expand a network (details supplied) to all towns and villages in County Cork. [3187/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

Eduroam is a service provided by HEAnet, the Education Sectors Shared Service provider of ICT Services including the provision of the Education and Research Network. The Eduroam service would benefit all students especially with the increasing move to online education and dependence on broadband accessibility. Eduroam is a mature solution across Irish higher education where the large Education institutions have strong identity management solutions in place. Significant investment in identity management improvements across first and second level would be required before it would be possible to extend Eduroam benefits to schools and thereby all towns and villages.