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Midlands Primary Schools Unable To Access Core Content Because Of Internet Issues

The Principal of a Westmeath school says they're operating at less than a tenth of the minimum speed.

Slow broadband speeds at Midlands Primary schools is affecting access to core curriculum content. 

The Principal of Loughegar National School in Westmeath Niall Brennan says once two or more devices are connected to their internet - the whole system collapses. 

Six out of ten primary schools in Ireland don't have access to the minimum level of connectivity recomended which is 30Mbp/s.

In Loughegar's case its as slow as 4mbp/s on a daily basis. 

Mr. Brennan believes the poor speeds are a hindering teachers ability to provide an education:

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