New broadband initiative for disadvantaged students

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
5th July, 2020
New broadband initiative for disadvantaged students
Michael Ring, former minister for rural and community development, and Cathriona Hallahan, managing director, Microsoft Ireland, have launched an initiative to deliver free broadband

In one of his last acts in cabinet, Michael Ring, the former Minister for Rural and Community Development, launched an initiative last month in partnership with Microsoft Ireland and the Local Government Management Agency that will seek to deliver free broadband to second-level students from disadvantaged backgrounds for the duration of their senior cycle.

The initiative will look to use the existing high-speed broadband connection in five public libraries across five counties (Carlow, Donegal, Kilkenny,...

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