The School Network Upgrade Project (SNUP) is the subsidised upgrade of electrical cabling for state and state-integrated schools in New Zealand.
This gives opportunity to enable future expansion and optimal use of the government's ultra-fast broadband and the Network 4 Learning's Managed Network initiatives in schools.
The managed network will provide schools with affordable, safe and reliable ultra-fast internet access and a range of education content and services. The initiative will ensure that the New Zealand schools network has enough capacity to meet growing demand.
The funding will enable all remaining eligible schools to be upgraded by 2016 (two years ahead of schedule) and will align the project with the completion of the governments fibre roll out.
Operating funding covers both the programme of work and the upgrading of internal cabling and data infrastructure in state-integrated schools (where the property is owned by a Board of Proprietors and not the Crown).
Capital funding covers the upgrading of internal cabling and data in state schools (owned by Crown).
This initiative will provide $133.990 million over four years to fund new capacity in existing schools in areas where the network needs to be expanded onto new sites. The funding provided in this initiative will contribute to the government's investment in new capacity.