Greek Schools to Obtain Superfast Broadband in Major Upgrade



The Greek Ministries of Education and Digital Governance announced on Monday that they will very soon initiate procedures to upgrade the internet connections of the country’s schools, offering much higher speeds to every school unit in Greece.

The upgrading work will be carried out by the contractor which is currently in charge of the connection of school units, without any further costs to taxpayers.

Upon the completion of the upgrading process, all Greek schools across the country will enjoy a superfast, ”FTTx”-grade internet connection.

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Posted by Υπουργείο Ψηφιακής Διακυβέρνησης on Monday, October 7, 2019

A total of 11,400 school units and 10,000 laboratories, used by 1.37 million students and 142,000 teachers, will soon be able to work using much greater internet speeds, compared to what they now have.

Commenting on the announcement, Nikki Kerameus, the Greek Minister of Education, noted that ”the zero cost to the taxpayer proves that many reforms do not require financial resources, but proper planning and political will.”

On his behalf, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the Minister of State responsible for Digital Governance,  said that ”the process we have chosen to upgrade school connections through the Panhellenic School Network is another clear demonstration of our willingness to move quickly to improve the infrastructure and services provided.”

”The Panhellenic School Network is an extremely important infrastructure, as it is the communication gateway for Greece’s educational community online,” Pierrakakis added.