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50 schools to benefit from free broadband

Staff and students at 50 rural schools in the BANES (Bath and North East Somerset) and Somerset local authority areas are set to benefit from free ultrafast broadband connectivity for life, ensuring school-age children have fast, reliable internet access to support their education. Reliable broadband is vital in modern education, with curriculums relying on internet access to carry our effective classroom and home based learning. Truespeed believe every child has the right to reach their full potential when it comes to learning and pupils shouldn’t be put at a disadvantage simply because of their postcode. Many schools in rural areas or hard to reach and complex to connect cities have been left behind when it comes to connectivity, meaning they’re unable to utilise the full extent of the web to boost their learning and overarching education. With the ever-increasing shift in online curriculums, schools having access to full fibre, reliable broadband has never been more vital.

Marksbury School, Abbot’s Way School and Churchill Academy are already connected to Truespeed’s gigabit-capable broadband service. And all 31 schools that make up the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust will come on stream soon, ensuring 7,800 pupils and over 1,400 staff benefit from our multi award-winning service.

Reliable, ultrafast broadband is now a must-have for schools as they rely on digital technologies and cloud-based storage and services to plan and teach the curriculum. Many schools also rely on email as a cost-effective and efficient way to keep in touch with parents.

Truespeed’s aim is to provide an ultrafast broadband network that will benefit the South West for generations to come. We firmly believe the South West should have the same opportunities as the rest of the UK when it comes to connectivity, and is why our work to close the digital divide is so important to us. The long-term prosperity of our future generations should be a top priority for telecoms providers, as access to the internet plays such a vital role in carving out our children’s future. With IT curriculums such as coding being introduced to primary school pupils, now is the time to truly focus on providing our education systems with a robust broadband infrastructure that allows pupils to flourish.

Evan WienburgCEO of Truespeed, added, “Our vision goes beyond delivering full fibre gigabit-capable broadband to businesses and homes in harder to reach areas; we’re also pledging free broadband for life to schools passed by our network. With our free service, teachers and school children in parts of the country left behind by the national providers are benefitting from reliable connectivity and ultrafast broadband speeds that are vital for education today.”

Truespeed is focused on connecting communities and all types of organisations located in harder to reach areas of the South-West underserved by the national broadband providers. Our community focused ethos also extends to providing free broadband for life to local community hubs passed by our network.

If you know a school or community hub that would benefit from free broadband for life, simply contact us at or call our Bath based office on 01225 976315 for more information.

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