A new partnership struck between the Palaszczuk Government and Telstra will see Deception Bay State School students connecting to the Internet faster than ever before.
The $137 million partnership with Telstra would connect more than 450 Queensland state schools to the high speed fibre optic cable network, bringing the total number of connected state schools to more than 1000.
I’m excited by the potential of this partnership to open up new possibilities for students at Deception Bay State School.
The Internet is such a valuable tool for students as we prepare them for jobs in the digital economy, especially through STEM subjects including coding and robotics. That means we need to ensure schools can teach our students in classrooms that are well-connected and make use of interactive learning. Having fibre optic technology to link students to the rest of the world means the possibilities are endless. We are bringing the world to students in Queensland classrooms so they can access the learning technologies and skills they need for the jobs of the future.
The broadband upgrade to schools around the state began at the end of Semester 2 last year and would be completed by the end of 2017 and produce significantly faster Internet speeds in schools.
As schools are connected they will see connection speeds of up to three times those currently in place.
This is another example of the Palaszczuk Government working with business to get the best results for Queensland.