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Virgin Media Business and London Grid for Learning (LGfL) have joined forces to deliver Wi-Fi services and VoIP technology to 2,000 London schools.

Through the London Public Services Network project - which was launched in 2011 - many educational institutions have seen their legacy networks replaced.

Thanks to Virgin Media Business and LGfL, they have gained secure, super-fast infrastructure and high-speed connectivity - allowing teachers and pupils to do more online.

Schools can simply purchase the number of access points they require for Wi-Fi, allowing them to save money on wireless broadband.

"These new services will underpin the ability of schools to take full advantage of new e-learning tools like tablets, interactive whiteboards and educational podcasts," Virgin Media stated.

"[They] provide teachers with the tools they need to inspire the next generation of young professionals."

Jeff Wollen, Executive Director of Public Sector at Virgin Media Business, said the project has already delivered some "exciting technology" to schools throughout the capital.

"High-speed internet services are underpinning the delivery of some exciting classroom technology and the [initiative] is at the heart of how the public sector in London will procure the best technology at an affordable price," he stated.

"Sharing services isn't just about reducing costs and improving services, but allowing different departments and organisations to use technology to work together, more effectively."

Brian Durrant, Chief Executive of LGfL, commented that technology is "radically changing the way we live and work".

He said it increasingly empowers the way teachers teach, and the way children learn.

"These latest service offerings are another milestone in LGfL's history, enabled by the new LGfL 2.0 network which is already facilitating the delivery of a richer learning experience to children across the capital region."

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