France starts up rural schools internet satellite initiative

Thursday 20 June 2013 | 11:05 CET | News
French digital economy minister Fleur Pellerin has announced the launch of a satellite broadband service for primary schools in areas where fibre will not be available in the very short term, telecom regulator Arcep reports. The move is part of the country's very high speed plan, which sees schools as priority. DSLValley writes that under the "Connect'Ecole" project schools will be offered a price reduction on satellite contracts. Eutelsat and SES Broadband, formerly known as Astra2Connect, will be invited to tender for the rural schools contract on a national scale.

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Categories: Internet / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Arcep / Eutelsat / Nordnet / Orange / SES
Countries: France
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