Back to School 2010 in Victoria Means Free Internet and Big Tax Dollar Savings

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Victorian Government signs with Netspace to deliver free internet to schools.

Netspace announced that it has signed a three-year contract with the Victorian Government to provide all Victorian Government schools with broadband internet services from 2010.

This contract helps deliver on the Victorian Government’s commitment to provide free internet for government schools in 2010, saving schools an estimated $9.5 million in 2010.

Throughout 2010 all Victorian Government schools – more than 1600 in total – can receive free ADSL internet delivered through the centralised internet service, including over 1200 primary and P-12 schools, more than 250 secondary colleges, over 60 specialist schools and numerous school camps and language education schools.

”For Netspace, this contract builds on our existing relationships with schools across Victoria. Netspace is a national broadband internet service provider, but is based here in Melbourne and has been the ISP of choice for many schools in Victoria since our inception in 1992,” said Stuart Marburg, Managing Director, Netspace.
“We are excited to now be the official ISP for all Victorian Government schools – helping to save Victorians money in the long run, and helping to bring true equity of access to internet services for all Victorian schools.”

“We have secured this contract due to Netspace’s demonstrated ability to provide a rich feature-set of application services,” said Marburg, “and to ensure high volumes of web content-filtered internet data to our education customers.”

About Netspace
Melbourne-based internet-service provider (ISP) Netspace is one of Australia’s leading ISP challenger brands, providing broadband access and fixed telephony services to approximately 80,000 customers Australia wide. Netspace has its roots firmly placed in Melbourne, and is the brain child of two entrepreneurs whose dedication has seen Netspace grow to a nationally renowned company since its conception in 1992.

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