LDSTech has announced that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planing to make high-speed Internet available in about 85% of LDS meetinghouses worldwide by the end of this year.

Why provide Internet access in LDS buildings?

  • Teachers can more easily supplement their lessons with online Church-produced media.
  • Job seekers will have easier access to the Church’s employment website
  • More people will be able to participate in family history work.
  • Ward/branch leaders will use Church Internet tools to manage membership and financial records, submit applications for missionary service, and watch leadership training broadcasts.
  • Members can access general conference at (In some remote areas, Saints have waited 4–6 weeks to view general conference on DVD.)

Next year, members and leaders around the world will be able to connect to meetinghouse Internet using their LDS Account, making it much easier to gain access to online LDS resources in Church buildings.

Read the whole story at LDSTech. Related story in the Mormon Times.

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