CONSTITUENCY QUESTION ON GEELONG SCHOOLS’ INTERNET

My constituency question is to the Minister for Education and concerns the appalling standard of internet access in secondary schools in the G21 Geelong region and the resulting diminished learning capabilities of their students.

The Victorian Department of Education and Training says it will double current school internet speeds to 100 megabytes per second. This is only equivalent to households connected to a premium NBN service. G21, with the support of Deakin University, the Geelong Library Corporation and other educational institutions, has proposed an innovative solution whereby schools would be able to access speeds at least 10 times faster than current capability and up to 1000 times faster in some instances. This affordable solution would allow comprehensive digital access.

What is the minister doing to rectify slow internet speeds in Victoria’s regional schools?

5 March 2019