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European schools and the internet > study September 30, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Internet.

Almost all schools in the European Union have access to the internet and just over two-thirds have high-speed, broadband connections, the European Commission said Friday.

However, it said the broadband picture is mixed across the 25 EU nations, ranging from 90 percent of schools in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Estonia and Malta to under 35 percent in Greece, Poland, Cyprus, and Lithuania.

By comparison, 95 percent of US public schools have a broadband connection, said the survey that assessed the use of information technologies in European schools. “Europe is starting to reap the benefits of broadband at schools where the foundations are laid for a knowledge-based society,” Viviane Reding, the EU Information Society Commissioner said in a statement.

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