Vodafone pilots free mobile broadband scheme for schoolchildren

Vodafone pilots free mobile broadband scheme for     schoolchildren

Vodafone UK and Birmingham City Council have teamed up to loan over 450 children laptops with mobile broadband internet access.The pilot scheme could be rolled out to more regions if it proves successful.

Councillor Les Lawrence, cabinet member for children, young people and families at Birmingham City Council said: 'This is a highly flexible and cost effective way for us to provide some of the most disadvantaged homes in the region with mobile broadband access and make sure that the children have every opportunity to improve their education.'

The programme, funded by Government agency Becta, also gives parents a chance to develop their ICT skills alongside their children and contribute to their education. Parents can also monitor online reports on their childs progress for the first time.
As part of the project, Vodafone Secure Remote Access service is being used to ensure the security of the Councils network, data or hardware is not compromised under the scheme.

Vodafone's Secure Remote Access system was recently awarded the CESG Claims Tested Mark (CCTM) by GCHQ, making Vodafone the first UK mobile operator to receive the CCTM mark.

Written by Mobile Today
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