Broadband for all

A computer with internet access is now as essential as a pen and paper in modern learning’ – Jim Knight –

The headline is that Britain is to make £300M available to children from jobless and low income families for computer and broadband access.

The package includes:

• a free laptop or other computer with relevant software and hardware bought with a ‘Home Access’ voucher; and

• support covering important areas such as internet safety, effective use of technology for learning and a technical support helpline.

This should be available in 2 Target LAs in Nov 2008 (I don’t know who but unlikely to be rural LAs I’d imagine), Pilot in early 2009 and for all by Autumn 2009

Universal access by 2011

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