Three schools in North Cornwall will benefit from the Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RCG) programme

Three schools in North Cornwall will benefit from the Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RCG) programme.

RGC is a two year, £200 million UK-wide programme focused on rural areas and the Government has initially prioritised sites including Cornwall.

The RGC Programme will trial a model connecting local hubs in rural areas, starting with primary schools. Working with the Department for Education, DCMS has identified the first 31 schools eligible for a connection under the scheme. These new speeds will enable whole classes to simultaneously surf the internet on tablets as part of structured lessons, and gives schools easier access to online training and educational learning.

The North Cornwall schools included:

- Blisland CP School

- St Kew Atlantic Centre of Excellence Academy

- Werrington Community Primary School

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/200-million-rollout-of-full-fibre-broadband-begins