“The opportunities for learning are enormous. Access to fast internet will help connect our local schools with the world and prepare students for living and working in the 21st century.
“National’s is spending $1.3 billion on ultra-fast broadband. By July next year, nearly 100,000 students at 221 schools around the country will be connected. Our commitment means no school will miss out once the roll-out is complete.
“Broadband is a key part of National’s plan to build a stronger economy, lift wages, and provide the world-class health and education services families need.
“National is delivering on its promise to bring ultra-fast broadband to 75 per cent of New Zealanders where they live, work, and study.”
Over the next five years, 97 per cent of New Zealand schools will receive ultra-fast fibre enabling speeds of 100 Mbps.
The remaining 3 per cent of schools, which are in the most remote locations, will receive a high-speed wireless or satellite connection.