WMnet is one of England’s nine Regional Broadband Consortia. It was established under the National Grid for Learning programme to enhance the quality of learning through the development of a distributed, regional learning network built on a broadband backbone giving all 2,500 schools in the region affordable and reliable broadband connectivity.
WMnet comprises 13 local education authorities which work together to:
- Provide a broadband infrastructure connecting schools via a high-speed network to the National Education Network
- Embed effective educational practice with ICT
- Support innovative uses of broadband for teaching and learning
The vision guiding WMnet is collaboration and local ownership in a regional consortium.