10,000 Schools in Kerala to Get Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Facility!

The IT@School project and BSNL has been providing broadband internet connection to close to 5,000 schools and educational offices since 2007.

More than 10,000 schools in Kerala will be equipped with free Wi-Fi as part of improving IT infrastructure in schools.

The IT@School project, in association with BSNL, is all set to provide Wi-Fi with 2Mbps with unlimited data usage to 10,000 government and aided schools this academic year. The initiative will start from November 1.

BSNL is all set to provide Wi-Fi with 2Mbps with unlimited data usage to 10,000 government and aided schools this academic year.

This step would mark the beginning of improving IT infrastructure in primary section, as an extension of the High-Tech School program through which classes from 8 to 12 are being upgraded with the aid of information and communication technology (ICT) tools,” said education minister C Raveendranath to Times of India.

The BSNL would complete the installation of broadband connections to 40% of the schools before the end of December and the remaining by March 2017. The company will also set up a unique web portal and call center facility for addressing issues pertaining to internet connectivity provided to the schools. For those schools s that do not have telephone connection at present BSNL will also provide a special phone connection for broadband connectivity.

There will also be an e-monitoring mechanism to ensure safe and secure use of internet provided to the schools and also to gauge its effectiveness at regular intervals.

There will also be an e-monitoring mechanism to ensure safe and secure use of the internet provided to the schools and also to gauge its effectiveness at regular intervals.

The IT@School project and BSNL have been providing broadband internet connection for closing to 5,000 schools and educational offices since 2007.

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