IT Panel established to help schools connect to Network for Learning
Twelve local technology providers have been selected to help New Zealand’s schools get up and running with the Network for Learning (N4L) managed network. N4L is government initiative to help schools take advantage of online technology – particularly by utilising fast network connectivity provided by Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI).
The selected firms are:
- Cyclone Computers
- Glenn Cook Technologies
- IPC Computer Solutions
- New Era IT
- RCG Creations
- Technology Centre
Currently 23 schools are using the N4L managed network, which offers free, uncapped, high-speed internet services, content filtering and network security services to schools. In total N4L has signed more than 155 agreements with schools scheduled to connect to the managed network during the school first term of 2014.
N4L advises that all of New Zealand’s 2,500 schools will be able to connect to the managed network by the end of 2016.