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UFB Launched at Granity School

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UFB Launched at Granity School
by Pete Graham - Friday, 1 July 2011, 9:28 AM

Four students in Ms Madden's Granity class are shown interacting online with Minister Steven Joyce (at Henderson Valley school) and Minister Anne Tolley (at Te Kura o Omaio in the Bay of Plenty). West Coast/Tasman MP Chris Auchinvole looks on.

Chorus and Telecom connected these schools this week to their Ultra Fast fibre network allowing speeds of up to 100Mbps (compared to the maximum of around 5Mbps currently). This allowed TV broadcast quality video and audio via a standard laptop and webcam, seen above connected to the class data projector.