MPs want high-speed internet in all schools by 2017
Many schools in the Netherlands do not have access to an internet connection with sufficient speed. At some schools, especially in the outlying areas, the internet connection is so slow, that it is impossible to work with multiple computers at the same time. Dutch parliamentarians want this problem to be solved by 2017. On Tuesday the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, adopted a ChristenUnie proposal to equip all schools with high-speed internet by 2017, NU reports. "It is no longer possible to imagine classrooms without internet and it is a must for education", ChristenUnie leader Arie Slob said, according to the news site. "It is inconceivable that complete schools be deprived of it any longer." The Kamer wants the government to arrange fast and stable internet for all schools, by having them working with companies or connecting to facilities in their neighborhoods. This should ensure that schools do not have to spend money meant for education on faster internet.