AirSpeed Telecom to install 100Mbps broadband in 65 more Irish schools

25 Apr 2014

AirSpeed Telecom is to provide a 100Mbps broadband service to a further 65 secondary schools across Ireland.

“Having such high-speed connectivity will open new possibilities in education for each of these schools,” said Liam O’Kelly, managing director of AirSpeed Telecom.

“With this level of connectivity, the opportunities for interaction and collaboration are unlimited.”

As part of the Post Primary Schools Project financed by the Department of Communications and managed by HEAnet, installation work at the schools has already begun and will be completed in time for the new school year in September.

The overall project equips 760 schools countrywide with 100Mbps broadband.

100Mbps broadband for schools programme enters its final phase

As one of the key service providers for the project, AirSpeed Telecom will have provided the 100Mbps service to 200 schools across the country, including those in a range of diverse geographic locations, such as the Aran Islands and Tory Island.

“With the nationwide rollout of 100Mbps broadband to all post-primary schools entering its final phase, schools are dependent on the programme to deliver high-speed and reliable connectivity to facilitate online learning and collaboration,” HEAnet CEO John Boland said. 

“Connecting schools in remote locations, including island schools, is a key objective of the project. HEAnet needs a partner that can help us meet this challenge. Over the past four years, AirSpeed Telecom has proven to not only be a strategic partner, but a reliable one,” Boland added.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years