Next six months, schools in several of Romania’s rural areas and in small towns will be connected to the internet. A EUR 26.6 million program was recently signed, allowing 2,500 schools to get broadband Internet access.
Over 700,000 students and 156,000 teachers will benefit from the new service, in what will become the pilot project. Between 2014 and 2020, 7,000 other schools will be connected to the Internet via similar programs.
So far, 11,000 schools across Romania already have an Internet connection. With the new projects, by 2020 Romania will have almost all its schools connected to the Internet. The country has around 24,000 schools.
Third generation broadband covers 90pct of Romania’s territory
The internet broadband currently covers 90 percent of Romania’s territory, while 64 percent of those not using the internet generally say they do not need this service, National Communications Administrative and Regulatory Authority (ANCOM) Director Gheorghe Rusen told a specialist conference on Monday.