Emergency approval sought for Borders schools internet upgrade – BBC News

A council is being asked to approve an emergency investment to upgrade internet provision at its secondary schools.

Scottish Borders Council signed a multi-million pound deal with global IT firm CGI five years ago to provide its digital services.

However, a report said a £1.7m investment was now needed to improve bandwidth at eight of the region’s nine secondary schools.

It said that acting now would save the council up to £3.3m in the long term.

The council report said the local authority’s need for fast, capable internet was continuing to increase and schools played a large part in that demand.

It said the original CGI contract was designed to allow for a ten-fold increase in bandwidth to schools.

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