In a major upgrade designed to provide reliable, low-cost Internet access to students, Star Internet has purchased 10 advanced AS5200 dial-access servers from Cisco Systems. The new Cisco equipment will enable Star to offer primary and secondary schools which subscribe to the service unlimited access to the Internet for $88 a month. The educational Internet service, dubbed Hong Kong School.net, will be offered to all schools throughout the territory at rates 20 per cent less than the Internet service provider's normal monthly charge. The announcement of the service follows an agreement made last year with the Education Department. 'The vast majority of secondary schools have connections to the Internet, but in many cases the extent of the service is limited to one telephone line and a few PCs in the library,' said a spokesman for Star Internet. 'School.net provides Hong Kong's lowest cost dial-in service which in turn should help the spread of Internet usage in schools.' He said a ratio of one connected PC for every five students was desirable.