(PRWEB) October 3, 2002
SHERWOOD PARK, September 30, 2002 ÂVirgin Technologies Inc has been awarded a contract to connect 10 schools in the Pembina Hills Regional School Division located in rural Alberta to their DiRECWAY 2-Way High-Speed Internet Access Service.
Following the successful pilot installation at the Fort Assiniboine school in August of this year, where students (from Kindergarten to Grade 9) and teachers were able to enjoy high-speed access to the Internet, the Pembina Hills Regional Division #7 decided Âthe DiRECWAY solution was a cost effective way to offer immediate high speed Internet access to many of our other rural schools,Â said Todd Kennedy, IT Manager Pembina Hills Regional Division #7.
The multi-user 2-Way High-Speed Internet solution delivered to Pembina Hills School Division is an example of the types of solutions now available to rural and remote schools and businesses across Western Canada. ÂSchools without access to cable or DSL services now have an option to get high-speed Internet into their classrooms at cost effective rates and offer their students the same opportunity presently available to students in large metropolitan area schools,Â said Robert Smibert, President of Virgin Technologies.
The roll out of the other schools--Neerlandia, Meadowview, Busby, Vimy, Elanor Hall, Jarvie, Dapp, W.R. Frose and Dunstable--is expected to be complete by the end of November 2002.
The Pembina Hills Regional Division #7 is another successful installation completed by Virgin Technologies in rural Alberta.
About Virgin Technologies Inc.
Virgin Technologies Inc. provides technology and software solutions for small businesses and educational facilities. VTi is a authorized DiRECWAY Satellite dealer, COMPAQ authorized reseller (VAR), and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer. More information is available at our website http://www.virgintechnologies.com
About Pembina Hills Regional School Division
The Pembina Hills Regional School Division is the regional authority for schools in the areas of Barrhead, Westlock, Swan Hills, Fort Assiniboine, Meadowview, Neerlandia, Dunstable, Busby, Vimy, Clyde, Jarvie, Dapp, Fawcett, Sunniebend and the Alberta Distance Learning Centre. The Division is governed by Trustees that are elected by the public. The Superintendent who runs the Division is then responsible to the trustees. More information is available at http://www.phrd.ab.ca