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A Lancashire school has come up with the ground-breaking idea of supplying its own wireless broadband to nearby homes.

Broad Oak High School will place transmitters in lampposts around the East Bury area, with pupils at the secondary school and its six feeder primary schools able to enjoy the provision.

Bury Council are contributing to the funding of the £140,000 project which will assist the 40 per cent of youngsters attending the school who do not have internet access.

Headteacher Neil O'Connor told the Bury Times: "It's a great investment for our students as the emphasis in secondary education increasingly focuses on e-learning techniques and the provision of learning platforms which will allow them to complete and store work online and for parents and guardians to monitor their progress."

UK-based Last Mile Communications own many of the patents associated with putting wireless connectivity in lampposts.

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