Enet Blog

Sep 12, 2018

Bringing Next Generation Broadband to the Next Generation

By now everyone has settled back into the school routine, so we wanted to look at how enet enables the connectivity into post primary schools and the benefits that this connectivity brings. The number of schools using our open-access networks is now over 450.

As a Limerick company, we’re delighted to see the transformative effect this connectivity is delivering locally - in Ardscoil Mhuire, our network is facilitating next generation learning and interaction between students and teachers. The school is using online software packages to develop student ICT skills and bring Virtual Learning into the classroom.

We are delighted to be the largest broadband network supplier to the 100Mbps for Schools project. For us, this project is all about bringing next-generation broadband to the next generation. Being able to avail of digital options in the classroom transforms the prospects of individual students and changes how we educate our young people.

Countless case studies have shown that the availability of a high-quality internet connection has allowed schools to break away from tradition and use their time in the classroom more resourcefully. For example, schools can now use e-books, meaning less material for students to carry every day. Ardscoil Mhuire is among hundreds of post-primary schools benefitting from the HEAnet run project. Schools are significantly benefiting from the technological jump – making better use of time in the classroom by using online resources to share information including: Prezi (presentation software), Youtube and Dropbox.

The 100Mbps for Schools project is delivered by the HEAnet on behalf of the Department of Educations and Skills. Prior to interconnecting with the HEAnet national backbone, this bandwidth is delivered across enet’s 5,400 km of fibre infrastructure, including the Irish State’s Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), as well as our proprietary licensed wireless network.


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