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Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:36 am  
Durham Giant wrote:
Yet when BT offered free wi fi to poor children in spring last year the government turned it down in favour of other approaches by their friends in the private sector who have not delivered.

TheTory party caring for vulnerable children since 1870

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... er-BT.html


Did they really turn it down ?
Below would suggest it was never turned down?

https://www.btwifi.co.uk/business/secto ... education/

Could be a whole host of reasons why it wasn't successful.My instant thought is why didn't BT offer the "free" access directly to vulnerable families.
Durham Giant wrote:
Yet when BT offered free wi fi to poor children in spring last year the government turned it down in favour of other approaches by their friends in the private sector who have not delivered.

TheTory party caring for vulnerable children since 1870

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... er-BT.html


Did they really turn it down ?
Below would suggest it was never turned down?

https://www.btwifi.co.uk/business/secto ... education/

Could be a whole host of reasons why it wasn't successful.My instant thought is why didn't BT offer the "free" access directly to vulnerable families.
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:43 am  
TURFEDOUT wrote:
Did they really turn it down ?
Below would suggest it was never turned down?

https://www.btwifi.co.uk/business/secto ... education/

Could be a whole host of reasons why it wasn't successful.My instant thought is why didn't BT offer the "free" access directly to vulnerable families.

Don't go quoting facts from BT themselves, it doesn't fit the RLFans anti Conservative m.o
TURFEDOUT wrote:
Did they really turn it down ?
Below would suggest it was never turned down?

https://www.btwifi.co.uk/business/secto ... education/

Could be a whole host of reasons why it wasn't successful.My instant thought is why didn't BT offer the "free" access directly to vulnerable families.

Don't go quoting facts from BT themselves, it doesn't fit the RLFans anti Conservative m.o
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:18 am  
TURFEDOUT wrote:
Did they really turn it down ?
Below would suggest it was never turned down?

https://www.btwifi.co.uk/business/secto ... education/

Could be a whole host of reasons why it wasn't successful.My instant thought is why didn't BT offer the "free" access directly to vulnerable families.



That was access to WiFi hotspots which was implemented.

In addition BT was offering free wi fi vouchers which was turned down this would have increased availability to more families
TURFEDOUT wrote:
Did they really turn it down ?
Below would suggest it was never turned down?

https://www.btwifi.co.uk/business/secto ... education/

Could be a whole host of reasons why it wasn't successful.My instant thought is why didn't BT offer the "free" access directly to vulnerable families.



That was access to WiFi hotspots which was implemented.

In addition BT was offering free wi fi vouchers which was turned down this would have increased availability to more families
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:43 pm  
Durham Giant wrote:
That was access to WiFi hotspots which was implemented.

In addition BT was offering free wi fi vouchers which was turned down this would have increased availability to more families


That seems a strange strategy - have the government explained why they adopted this strategy?
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:51 pm  
Zoo Zoo Boom wrote:
That seems a strange strategy - have the government explained why they adopted this strategy?



All I have found is that they felt it would be too slow to have an affect and wanted schools to take responsibility for adapting to existing systems .

After the first lockdown as government policy was to keep schools open at all costs their seems to have been limited planning for any further moves to on line learning hence the new problems.


It is worth noting that one of the party leaders at the last election stood ina policy that access to free internet should be a right and a necessity in modern society but this was laughed at by many. He was the same party leader who refused to meet Trump arguing he was a dangerous hate monger
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:09 pm  
Durham Giant wrote:
All I have found is that they felt it would be too slow to have an affect and wanted schools to take responsibility for adapting to existing systems .

After the first lockdown as government policy was to keep schools open at all costs their seems to have been limited planning for any further moves to on line learning hence the new problems.


It is worth noting that one of the party leaders at the last election stood ina policy that access to free internet should be a right and a necessity in modern society but this was laughed at by many. He was the same party leader who refused to meet Trump arguing he was a dangerous hate monger


I think most would agree the internet should be available to all but for the government to be the only supplier - not a great idea especially to all those firms currently employed in supplying and developing it.

Corbyn might not happy to meet with Trump but he is happy to meet with Islamic & Christian terrorists - these are hardly men that peddle unity and mutual cooperation?
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:13 pm  
the internet, a right?

it isn't snowing where I live, but there are plenty of flakes online
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:07 pm  
WestEndThinker wrote:
the internet, a right?

it isn't snowing where I live, but there are plenty of flakes online


They’ll want free Sky next. Also, have they never heard of books?
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:19 pm  
Durham Giant wrote:
That was access to WiFi hotspots which was implemented.

In addition BT was offering free wi fi vouchers which was turned down this would have increased availability to more families


Extract below taken from the link, what exactly did they turn down ?

BT is funding the scheme to provide in-need families with six months’ access to BT’s Wi-fi estate, while distribution is being handled directly by the DfE which will issue families with the necessary voucher usernames and passwords. Local Authorities and Academy Trusts will be invited to request vouchers, working with their schools to identify those children who are most in need. For more information about this project or the pilot, please contact: COVID.TECHNOLOGY@education.gov.uk
Durham Giant wrote:
That was access to WiFi hotspots which was implemented.

In addition BT was offering free wi fi vouchers which was turned down this would have increased availability to more families


Extract below taken from the link, what exactly did they turn down ?

BT is funding the scheme to provide in-need families with six months’ access to BT’s Wi-fi estate, while distribution is being handled directly by the DfE which will issue families with the necessary voucher usernames and passwords. Local Authorities and Academy Trusts will be invited to request vouchers, working with their schools to identify those children who are most in need. For more information about this project or the pilot, please contact: COVID.TECHNOLOGY@education.gov.uk
Re: Tears for Tiers : Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:27 pm  
TURFEDOUT wrote:
Extract below taken from the link, what exactly did they turn down ?

BT is funding the scheme to provide in-need families with six months’ access to BT’s Wi-fi estate, while distribution is being handled directly by the DfE which will issue families with the necessary voucher usernames and passwords. Local Authorities and Academy Trusts will be invited to request vouchers, working with their schools to identify those children who are most in need. For more information about this project or the pilot, please contact: COVID.TECHNOLOGY@education.gov.uk



The vouchers were returned unused as the D of E was “unable” to distribute them.

You need to look at the articles that followed the press release you are looking at from June 2020

It is no different to the government in may announcing laptops for every school then 3 months later reducing the numbers offered by 2/3rds
TURFEDOUT wrote:
Extract below taken from the link, what exactly did they turn down ?

BT is funding the scheme to provide in-need families with six months’ access to BT’s Wi-fi estate, while distribution is being handled directly by the DfE which will issue families with the necessary voucher usernames and passwords. Local Authorities and Academy Trusts will be invited to request vouchers, working with their schools to identify those children who are most in need. For more information about this project or the pilot, please contact: COVID.TECHNOLOGY@education.gov.uk



The vouchers were returned unused as the D of E was “unable” to distribute them.

You need to look at the articles that followed the press release you are looking at from June 2020

It is no different to the government in may announcing laptops for every school then 3 months later reducing the numbers offered by 2/3rds
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