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Broadband Modernization Program

In October 21, 2016, the Ministry of Education announced the first wave of a multi-year Broadband Modernization Program (BMP), designed to enhance broadband services for students and educators at a number of Ontario schools.  The overall goal of the BMP is to provide an adequate level of broadband connectivity to all Ontario students and educators to fully support the requirements of teaching and learning in the 21st century.  An initial target broadband speed of 1 MB/second per student or educator was established.

Broadband Modernization Program

More than 180 schools in 35 boards participated in Wave 1 which helped identify some of the unique challenges faced in different regions across the province.  The Renfrew County District School Board was selected to be part of the program with the following schools participating: Queen Elizabeth PS; Fellowes High School; Champlain Discovery PS; Renfrew Collegiate Institute and Renfrew Intermediate School.

Following a highly successful first wave, the Ontario government recently announced Wave 2 of the project which will improve access to high-speed internet for students and educators at all remaining publicly-funded schools across the province.  Work to increase the broadband speed at all RCDSB schools to meet the ministry mandated target has started and is scheduled to be completed by August 2018.