The closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic have put the Polish Education System under unprecedented pressure. With the Polish government evoking a nationwide lockdown, teachers can only tutor their students remotely, which requires access to digital tools and stable, unlimited Internet.
To support these needs, UPC Poland and the Ministry of Digitization, are launching the Internet for Education initiative, offering 2,000 Polish teachers free fiber-optic internet. The campaign is also supported by Govtech Polska and the Digital Poland Foundation.
Robert Redeleanu, CEO of UPC Poland said: “The sudden necessity to switch education to remote mode requires the availability of stable, unlimited high-speed internet at home. It is extremely important for teachers, but not all of them have access to ultra-fast broadband today. To ensure the smooth transition to e-schooling, UPC Poland has decided to offer teachers a free internet access service. We are proud to support the digitization of the Polish education system”
The special offer is available to primary and secondary school teachers who currently do not have access to the Internet and live within the coverage of the UPC Poland’s network. The offer includes free fiber-optic internet with a speed of up to 150Mbps for 6 months. The package can be requested on a special website: www.internetdlaedukacji.pl