Nearly 52,000 families in Catalonia lack the electronic means to guarantee their children's online education

In line with its philosophy of taking the Internet anywhere, and in collaboration with the Generalitat and the local councils, Eurona is providing access to online classes to dozens of students

Some 52,000 families in Catalonia do not have the electronic means necessary for their children to study online after the suspension of classes due to the health crisis, according to data from the Education Counsellor collected by Eurona, the Spanish telecommunications multinational.

Faced with this situation that limits the right to education of thousands of children from vulnerable families, some municipalities are assuming the cost of Internet connection services to ensure access to education for all its inhabitants of school age.

Thus, the telecommunications company, in line with its philosophy of taking the Internet anywhere, has made available to municipal councils a viable and immediate broadband Internet connection solution that allows all students to access their classes online.

This is the case of the Ripoll Town Hall in Girona which has already requested the necessary equipment to reduce this digital gap and that all children in the municipality have the same opportunities to finish the school year, as established by the Government.

In this way, thanks to the collaboration of the council, the company is facilitating access to families in the town of Girona through a 4G Internet solution that will allow these children not only to access their classes at a distance but also to enjoy moments of entertainment through a quality Internet connection.

In the last few weeks, Eurona has increased the volume of registrations in rural areas to guarantee such basic services as teleworking, education, distance consultations or entertainment. Thus, it has recorded in these areas a 100% growth in Internet traffic since the beginning of the health crisis, with e-mail, meeting platforms, social networks and entertainment platforms being the most used services.


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