Children must be able to enter the digital classroom as early as possible. The Brussels-Capital Region already provides primary schools with equipment and fast internet. Now it’s time to take the step up to high-speed 100 Mbps fibre broadband.
high-speed internet at home. Why
would schools be any different? Superfast
broadband is even more essential there, because the connection is
shared by hundreds of children.
In its Digital Agenda for Europe, the
European Commission has set two goals for member states with regard
to households: by
2020 all European households must have at least a 30 Mbps connection
and half of all households must have a 100 Mbps connection.
100 Mbps Internet access
100 Mbps will be the
threshold in schools. The
Brussels-Capital Region is already working hard to achieve this goal
in the Fiber to the School plan for
Under the plan, primary schools will be
offered VDSL, guaranteeing a 30 Mbps connection.
However, the Brussels-Capital Region can go
further by making the use of digital teaching tools as convenient for
primary school children as for older students.
With its plan for
primary schools, the Brussels-Capital Region leads the way in the
European Union with regard to internet in schools across all
categories, ahead of such countries as Denmark, Sweden and Finland,
which are model countries when it comes to quality and efficiency in