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KYIVSTAR CANCELS INTERNET BILLING IN APPS FOR STUDYING ONLINE

The Kyivstar mobile network operator, on the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, cancels mobile Internet billing in popular video call applications for prepaid subscribers.
The press service of the operator said on Monday that in particular, megabytes will not be taken into account from the accounts of prepaid subscribers for using the following applications: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Google Classroom.
“We will definitely win the war, but now we need to gradually return to a full life. Adaptation and support for children is perhaps the most important and responsible task not only for parents and teachers, but for the whole society. Therefore, Kyivstar immediately responded to the proposal of the Ministry of Education and Science make applications that will broadcast online lessons for free, so that learning, mastering a new specialty and working online are even more accessible to our customers,” Kyivstar’s B2C Director Tetiana Lukyniuk said.
The company also added that the Lets Learn without Borders! service is valid in most Kyivstar tariffs and allows using popular educational applications without additional billing. Among them are Wikipedia, Coursera, Prometheus, E-School, etc.
“Despite hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, educational institutions continue to provide training in regions where the security situation allows. In addition, a national Ukrainian timetable has been created, the National E-School is functioning, and Ukrainian TV channels broadcast lessons for grades 5-11 as part of the Lets Learn without Borders! service. To provide even better conditions for learning and working online, the Ministry of Education and Science initiated the free use of mobile applications through which access to the educational process is provided. I am grateful to all organizations and institutions for cooperation,” Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet said.
According to the report, the Ministry of Education has applied to other mobile network operators with a similar request and is waiting for a positive decision.

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MAP OF INTERNET COVERINGS OF UKRAINIAN BASIC MOBILE OPERATORS IN JUNE 2021

MAP OF INTERNET COVERINGS OF UKRAINIAN BASIC MOBILE OPERATORS IN JUNE 2021

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MAP OF INTERNET COVERINGS OF UKRAINIAN BASIC MOBILE OPERATORS IN JAN 2021

MAP OF INTERNET COVERINGS OF UKRAINIAN BASIC MOBILE OPERATORS IN JAN 2021

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MAP OF INTERNET COVERINGS OF UKRAINIAN BASIC MOBILE OPERATORS IN JAN 2021

MAP OF INTERNET COVERINGS OF UKRAINIAN BASIC MOBILE OPERATORS IN JAN 2021

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MAP OF INTERNET COVERINGS OF UKRAINIAN BASIC MOBILE OPERATORS IN JAN 2021

Map of internet coverings of Ukrainian basic mobile operators in Jan 2021.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE: WE SHOULD PROVIDE EVERY CITIZEN WITH HIGH-SPEED INTERNET

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with the profile ministers the digitalization of the economy, the strategy for the development of culture and sports for the coming years, the press service of the head of state has said.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov told Zelensky about the goals that his ministry intends to achieve. In particular, there are plans to transfer 100% of government services online. The minister noted that about 95% of Ukrainians should have access to high-speed Internet, and the share of the IT industry in the economy should be at least 10% of GDP.
According to Fedorov, about 500,000 Ukrainians have completed digital education courses, and 2.5 million people have a high-speed Internet connection. This year, about 6,500 social facilities, including hospitals and schools, will be provided with high-quality Internet. High-speed Internet will also be provided along the main highways.
“Our goal is for Ukraine to enter the top 20 digital countries of the world. To do this, we must provide every Ukrainian with high-speed Internet anywhere in our country. Our citizens and business positively perceive digitalization and are open to innovations, and our IT specialists are valued around the world. Therefore, there is everything we need to become the world’s largest hub for high-tech manufacturing and startups,” Zelensky said.

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