Government of Belize Provides Internet Access to 66,000 Students through Connect Ed Program

Government of Belize Provides Internet Access to 66,000 Students through Connect Ed Program

The Government of Belize says it has provided internet access to over 66,000 students at the primary and secondary school level through its Connect Ed program, a collaboration with the national telecoms provider Digi. GOB provided an update on the Connect Ed project today, explaining that 500 megabits per second of distributed wireless internet has been delivered to 197 locations countrywide, serving a total of 252 schools. Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology Francis Fonseca, explained that the ministry has a number of collaborations going to benefit students.

Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education: “We have the Connect Ed project which is about expanding reliable adequate internet services and we also have partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations in respect of digital devices.”

Digi is also providing 24-hour monitoring and enhanced online security under the Connect Ed project.

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