High speed internet comes to Port Lincoln schools

12.09.2019
Better Services

Port Lincoln students are amongst the latest to become connected to high speed internet.

Upgrades to four schools in the regional city have just been completed as part of the Marshall Liberal Government $80 million project to connect every government school in South Australia to faster internet. Another two schools will be completed before the commencement of Term 4.

The schools in Port Lincoln connected to date are:

  • Port Lincoln Primary School
  • Port Lincoln High School
  • Kirton Point Primary School
  • Port Lincoln Junior Primary School

Lincoln Gardens Primary School and Port Lincoln Special School will be connected before the end of the year, while upgrades to remaining schools in the region will be switched on by mid next year.

The project will improve internet speeds, reliability and overall performance significantly at schools across the state, opening up a host of improved educational possibilities for teaching staff and students.

Telstra is partnering with the Government to help deliver the new era of learning for South Australian children and teachers.

Education Minister John Gardner said that fast and reliable internet is essential to deliver the modern education that local students need.

“We are delighted that students and staff in Port Lincoln will be able to benefit from high speed, reliable internet to assist their learning and teaching,” said Minister Gardner.

“Fast, reliable internet helps our educators access the tools they need to deliver world class education and gives students the chance to connect, collaborate and create in ways like never before.

“All South Australian students deserve access to fast, reliable internet at the speed they need, when they need it.

“By mid-2020, the project will deliver speeds of up to 1GB per second to all government school site across the state.”

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