Government Schools to have Broadband connections

The Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) is to provide government and corporation schools with affordable broadband connection, across the state in effort of taking education beyond classrooms. Through this effort the rural schools that are awaiting web access would be able to avail the World Wide Web. The importance of Internet education was acknowledged by the department long time ago but their USB wireless Internet connection, which was provided to some schools, proved ineffective due to its slow speed.

At a time when the State government has been taking extensive initiatives like equipping schools with computers and laptops, improving the school infrastructure with ICT-enabled platforms and projectors, access to the Internet will complement these facilities greatly.