Anatel has announced the official launch of the federal government’s ‘broadband in schools’ programme. ISPs have agreed to install high speed internet connections with a minimum downlink of 1Mbps. In a statement, quoted by BNamericas, the watchdog said the project will connect 56,865 public schools nationwide. Within the next three years 37.1 million students are expected to benefit from the service, representing 84% of all pupils in the country. ‘Around 2,000 schools will already be connected by June this year,’ said Anatel’s president Ronaldo Sardenberg. By the end of 2009, another 40% are expected to have been included and, in 2010, the remaining 20% will have access to the service.