Enabling home internet access for your community
You can leverage your school’s internet infrastructure to help provide home internet for your community, making your school a 'digital hub'. This is likely to be most relevant in rural and remote areas.
How to get set up
The process is similar to setting up other kinds of third party occupancy. Here are the steps.
1. Identify an internet service provider to partner with.
2. Read the details of the policy on digital hubs.
3. Agree on how you and your partners will work together.
4. Talk to your local Ministry of Education office to seek approval in principle.
5. Download and complete an:
- Approval in principle form, and
- Information required with application form.
These are available on our Leasing or hiring land to third parties webpage.
6. Complete the correct third party agreement. Your local Ministry office you give you the correct agreement to complete.
Important requirements to be aware of
Do not compromise your school’s own internet
Becoming a digital hub must not compromise your school’s internet. Your school must have access to the full data capacity and speed that it requires. Your school’s cyber security and filtering must also not be compromised.
Your school must not subsidise the service or service provider.
Your school must not subsidise the retailer either by providing funds, power or maintenance fees as a result of the agreement.
Retain the right to change the agreement
You must be able to change the arrangement with the retail service provider (RSP), or withdraw from the arrangement with no penalty if the school’s circumstances change.
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