Microsoft Partners with Former President Clinton to Bring Internet Access to "Digital Divide"
September 21, 2011 10:14 AM
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Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (Left) and former President Bill Clinton (Right)
(Source: All Things D)
Microsoft made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, which took place in New York yesterday
Microsoft announced that it will help one million students from low-income families obtain
broadband Internet access
through a three-year commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative, which is a philanthropic organization operated by former President Bill Clinton.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), there are approximately 100 million people in the U.S. without access to broadband. Within that 100 million are 9.5 million students that fall into a category known as the "digitally excluded."
A lack of Internet access can negatively affect a student in today's world because many aspects of our lives are now digital. The Internet is critical for research and even communication with the teacher and other students. Many schools even have websites where parents and students can check on school events, student grades and other pertinent information. Without the Internet, children do not perform as well in school and are more likely to drop out of high school, according to
All Things D
Students without Internet access are lost in the
which refers to the social and economic challenges some people deal with when they don't have access to the Internet that many others take for granted. Microsoft wants to help bridge that gap through the three-year commitment with Clinton. This commitment aims to provide broadband access to the Internet for school-age students in low-income families.
Microsoft made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, which took place in New York yesterday.
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RE: I'd vote for Clinton again...
9/21/2011 2:59:58 PM
Nor do I wish the USA to be anything like either of those two countries... btw, Clinton was ok, not that great. Not bad, but not phenominal. Most of the benefits you perceive as originating because of Clinton actually were risidual from President Bush before him.
Further, Bill Clinton actually planted the initial seeds of the mortgage crisis by even opening up sub-prime lending to begin with to those that couldbn't truly afford or simply were not responsible enough to pay them.
You know, the people that refuse to accept responsibility for contributing to causing this mess we're in. Ohw ait, its only the financial instutions that were greedy right... not the people who wanted homes without being financially able to and then expected to be relieved of responsibility without losing the property, right? lol...
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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