Minister of Technology, Daryl Vaz, says the National Broadband Initiative project has been allocated over $1 billion to connect another 102 schools.

He was making his contribution to the Sectoral Debates in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

During the 2022/2023 fiscal year, approximately 180 institutions across eight parishes were connected through the National Broadband Initiative.

Minister Vaz says this was accomplished through the connection of 118 high bandwidth public educational institutions.

Daryl Vaz, Technology Minister.

Meanwhile, Minister Vaz says additional community WiFi sites are to be added to each constituency at a cost of $206 million through the Universal Service Fund, USF.

Minister Vaz says another round of WiFi connection will be added to each constituency at an additional cost of $257 million.

He says increased funding is also being considered for Members of Parliament to establish more community WiFi hotspots in their constituencies this year.

Daryl Vaz, Technology Minister.