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£5m to give all schools in Wales access to superfast broadband


Welsh Lib Dem Education Secretary Kirsty Williams will today announce £5m of new funding to give all schools in Wales access to superfast broadband to deliver a 21st Century curriculum.  

Welsh Lib Dem Education Secretary Kirsty Williams will today announce £5m of new funding to give all schools in Wales access to superfast broadband to deliver a 21st Century curriculum.  

Prioritising schools’ access to superfast broadband was a key part of the progressive agreement between the First Minister and Kirsty Williams.

This new investment programme will address inequalities between our schools and ensure that all schools have access the right technology and infrastructure to meet the needs of the school.

Welsh Lib Dem Skills and Lifelong Learning Spokesperson, Baroness Christine Humphreys said:

“Wales has the lowest level of superfast broadband of anywhere in the UK - this must change.  All children must have access to the best possible opportunities.

“Welsh Liberal Democrats have long called for real investment in Wales’ broadband and mobile phone connectivity to make sure that no community falls behind.

“I’m proud that under the stewardship of Welsh Lib Dem Kirsty Williams, this is investment is a reality, giving our teachers access to the tools and resources they need to deliver a world-class education for our children. 

Kirsty Williams said: 

“It is our national mission to raise standards and extend opportunities for all our young people.  As part of this we are creating a curriculum fit for the 21st century.

“That is why I am announcing £5m to ensure all schools in Wales have the modern infrastructure needed to prepare pupils for the modern world. This funding demonstrates our commitment to invest in learner’s digital skills and our education system to achieve our vision.”


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