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Education Secretary launches cutting-edge technology in Cumbria
The Education Secretary Michael Gove was in Threlkeld, Cumbria yesterday to launch the first ever 4G mobile technology trial. This exciting new technology has potential benefits for healthcare, businesses, education, farming and policing.
Gove said: “I'm delighted to be switching on the first ever deployment of this cutting-edge technology in the North of England. Cumbria has - thanks to the work of local MP Rory Stewart - been at the vanguard of this work. Cumbria has unique needs due to its sparse population and long distances, which 4G LTE will help to overcome. Cumbria's schools and educational opportunities will be revolutionised by this technology. Cumbria's record number of small businesses will be transformed by this next generation technology. 4G will bring jobs to rural areas and all the benefits of superfast broadband in education and health to its remote communities."
Tim Foster at the 4G launch in Threlkeld
As part of his visit Gove heard from Tim Foster Head of Centre FSC Blencathra, who discussed how streaming faster data would improve fieldwork for the 200 schools and universities who visit FSC Blencathra. He also talked about how social media would improve marketing opportunities via Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. The Education Secretary was interested to hear of the FSC’s work with Universities and the idea of placing ‘inspirational’ examples on the internet. He also particularly liked the FSC Ladybird ID app which he planned to download for his daughter to use.
Following the launch Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart undertook a tour of the Blencathra Centre with Tim Foster.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012