UPC supply 100Mb fibre broadband to schools in Cork

UPC Ireland provides super-fast fibre broadband access to 13 schools in Cork

David Baker
by David Baker on 4th October, 2013

13 schools in Cork are to receive 100Mb fibre broadband through UPC, with a further 70 schools all over Ireland set to benefit from UPC’s super-fast fibre broadband service.

The implementation of UPC’s fibre broadband is part of the Schools Broadband Scheme, a new government initiative which aims to deliver high speed fibre and wireless broadband, to all second level schools nationwide in the next 2 years.

An opportunity for school children to learn

UPC Ireland CEO Magnus Ternsjö says that the introduction of 100Mb fibre broadband “is vital” in ensuring that Irish children will be able to thrive in a “modern school system and digital economy”, by utilising the technological resources provided.

Mr. Ternsjö added that UPC Ireland had already invested “more than €500m” into its fibre powered network, and that this was making the developments possible.

UPC happy to assist in the journey

Earlier this year, UPC commissioned a report based on research carried out by Amárach Research, regarding the digital future of Ireland.

The findings of the research underlined just how important a digital economy could be in terms of job creation, with a possible 18,000 jobs being created in this growing economic sector.

Mr. Ternsjö emphasised how schools and children were going to be of “tremendous importance” in shaping the future of the digital economy.

UPC’s CEO also stated that he was happy that his company were to “assist in this journey”, and that it was presenting children and schools with an opportunity to use, and take advantage, of the resources that UPC were providing.

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