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Italy has pledged to introduce internet speeds of 100 Mbps to all Italian schools within the next 5 years.
The government has put aside 600 million Euros to fund the high speed internet project, which forms part of a wider rollout of fibre optic internet cables in the country.
Italy is known for having one of the slowest broadband speeds in Europe.
An Italian government spokesperson commented on the ambitious project, saying that high speed internet access was “no longer just a surplus accessory but a right” and that schools had been chosen to receive high speed internet first because the education system was the “most important” service in the country.
140 million Euros has also been aside to provide digital training to school teachers over the next 5 years, with the aim of having a network of 2,000 highly trained “digital heads” in every Italian school across the country.