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Satellites bring broadband to rural schools in South Africa and Italy

Teachers and students from rural schools in South Africa and Italy are benefiting from an ESA-supported project that enhances educational facilities with satcoms. Twelve schools with 6500 students in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa and the 60-pupil Comprehensive School of Tricarico-Calciano in the Basilicata region of Italy faced similar disadvantages of having no Internet access.