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Monday, October 24, 2016

BSNL to provide Wi-Fi broadband internet facility in 10,000 primary schools in Kerala as part of the ‘IT@School’ Project

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be providing Unlimited High Speed Broadband Internet access with Wi-Fi facility in 10,000 lower & upper primary schools in Kerala as part of the 'IT@School' Project.

BSNL to provide Wi-Fi broadband internet facility in 10,000 primary schools in Kerala as part of the ‘IT@School’ Project

As per the latest information, government and aided schools in the state will be able to get 2Mbps BSNL Broadband internet connectivity with unlimited data usage from 1st November 2016 on wards. 'IT@School' Project has been providing broadband internet connection to close to 5,000 High schools, Higher Secondary Schools and educational offices since 2007.
K Anvar Sadath, Director of the 'IT@School' Project, said - "With the addition of broadband internet to primary section also, the state’s school broadband internet network will cover 100 per cent schools with over 15,000 connections."
Sadath said the broadband connectivity given to schools should be used only for academic and administrative purposes. BSNL would complete installation of broadband connections to 40 per cent of schools before December end and the remaining before March 31.
Minister of Education Prof. C. Ravindranath said  - "This would be the commencement of up-gradation of ICT infrastructure in the primary section as a continuation to the High-Tech School programme through which all classes of Standard 8 to 12 are being upgraded using modern ICT tools."
The lower primary schools would get the new ICT Textbooks prepared on Edutainment platform titled ‘Kalipetti’ (play box) in November. Along with this, the project will also make available a comprehensive Digital Content Collection prepared on Free Software platform exclusively developed for the Primary section.
Shri. R Mani Chief General Manager, BSNL Kerala Circle said - " The BSNL is keen to empower students through digital networks and we have embarked on the journey with the IT@School project in 2007. This time we are offering the lowest rate of Rs 5000/- per year including service tax."
BSNL is also coming up with a unique web portal and call centre facility to address issues pertaining to the internet connectivity given to the schools on a priority basis. Wi-Fi Broadband modem issued from BSNL will be connected to all computers in School Computer Lab. Wi-Fi broadband service will be secured and password protected.

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