WELLINGTON, Aug 16 - She says the government-funded N4L Managed Network project will connect to its 2000th school this week.

"This will mean more than 80 per cent of schools are using the managed network, which as well as fast, reliable internet also provides uncapped data, web filtering and network security services, at no cost," she says.

The government is investing $211 million in the project, so that all state, state-integrated and partnership schools can have uncapped internet access funded by the Crown.

By the end of this year, it's anticipated that up to 90 per cent of New Zealand's 2500-plus schools will be able to connect to the managed network, with all participating schools able to connect by the end of 2016.