More wireless technology for NZ schools

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A funding increase for the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project (WSNUP) in New Zealand will see NZ$1 million provided towards retrofitting wireless technology at 34 state-integrated schools to give schools the digital infrastructure they need to facilitate online learning resources.

In 2014, WSNUP was set up to retrofit wireless technology to schools that had not received wireless as part of the $280 million School Network Upgrade Project (SNUP) that was completed earlier this year, to upgrade core IT infrastructure such as switches and cabling.

Commenting on the additional funding, Education Minister Hekia Parata said: “This announcement comes on top of $8 million announced in April to help retrofit wireless technology to almost 400 state schools around New Zealand. The additional $1 million funding for state-integrated schools takes the total number of schools benefitting from the WSNUP project to around 850.”