There is internet connection, supported from each school financial resources. The connection quality depends on the company delivering the service. There have also been different projects funded by the government and the EU which facilitated the access to broadband internet for the schools in the rural area.

Connectivity in Hungary

All the schools have internet connectivity and there is a software called ADAFOR which gives the schools a direct connection with the education ministry. The schools always keep an eye on it, waiting for messages from the ministry.

Both Poland and Bavaria have basic access to the Internet in computer labs, but 50 % of schools in Bavaria and in big cities in Poland are connected (wi-fi) in every classroom, but it’s just one computer for a teacher; universities in Poland have access to eduroam , a European point of access to the Internet.


S2i2e project and Master Infrastructure Plan

The S2i2e (Intranet and Internet services in educational institutions and schools): this projectseeksto optimise the consistency of specific Internet and Intranet services in educational institutions and schools. To improve the current situation, an assessment of existing technical resources is underway. Guides describing the equipment necessary for ICTEs in primary, middle and secondary schools continue to be developed.
To facilitate the work of town and country planners and particularly the local authorities, the ministry has been striving to assess the needs of the education and research communities as specifically as possible. This definition phase, called the “Master Infrastructure Plan”, is being updated and will be published in the near future.)

Equal access and digital coverage in France

To fulfil its basic educational and training mission, the ministry of Education must ensure that the entire country enjoys equal access to the information society’s networks and services. Nationwide digital coverage, in partnership with the regional authorities, is therefore a major objective. All schools must have broadband access to the networks to guarantee equal opportunity.

Sweden: We are using wireless access more and more. When starting to work with a laptop for every student the wireless access is important for the success. We discuss how open the system can and should be. What is accepted as a digital behavior or not?
It is quite expensive for a single school to build the wireless network and provide with firewalls. It is important to have a solid and good cooperation with local ICT-departments in the municipalities.
There are no federal planning for building and financing networks.

Connectivity: Scotland
There is a national high speed infrastructure called JANET available to schools, libraries, museums, colleges and universities.
Wireless connectivity is not nationally funded, and as a result varies greatly from sector to sector and institution to institution. The overall picture is very mixed, with good levels of connectivity in some institutions and very poor in others. There has been a large programme of centrally funded refurbishment of colleges in Scotland which has introduced better levels of wireless network provision.
TURKEY: All schools have ADSL internet connection. In some rural schools internet connection are provided with satalite. But we may need to transform system wireless one. But wireless connection should be provided carefully because most of students have wireless cell phones. They can use internet in class times.

Connectivity in Slovak Republic and in Czech Republic:
every school in Slovakia has connectivity and also there is the straight connection to the Ministry of Education and to regional offices. Very often the connectivity is realised via cables or via WiFi. In Czech Republic is not necessary to have a link to the Ministry of Education, schools are independent. But connection with regional office is strongly recommended.