Microsoft Partners with Former President Clinton to Bring Internet Access to "Digital Divide"
September 21, 2011 10:14 AM
comment(s) - last by
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
So, in other words.....
9/21/2011 3:31:20 PM
Slick Willy is ensuring that poor folks have access to internet porn, right?
Somehow, there's ironic justice in that!
"If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." -- Scientology founder L. Ron. Hubbard
Broadband Providers Complain as March 17 FCC Broadband Plan Unveiling Nears
February 23, 2010, 12:15 PM
Laser Amplified Fiber Broadband May Close Digital Divide
March 18, 2009, 9:19 AM
AT&T Defeats Purpose of New Apple SIM, Locks iPad Air 2 SIMs to Its Network
October 24, 2014, 2:17 PM
Microsoft to Discontinue Free, Ad-supported Xbox Music Service on December 1
October 23, 2014, 10:03 AM
Christian Bale Confirmed to Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Film
October 23, 2014, 8:43 AM
Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out, Calls Herself "Patient-Zero" for Internet Cyberbullying
October 21, 2014, 2:25 PM
Google Fiber Finally Heading to Austin, Texas in December
October 16, 2014, 11:48 AM
Dropbox Flexes Security Muscle, Appears to Have Squashed Password Breach
October 15, 2014, 12:12 PM
Most Popular Articles
Chinese Government Declares Digital War Against America's Top Tech Firms
October 20, 2014, 12:07 PM
Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 Plus with Snapdragon 805 Processor, LTE-A
October 22, 2014, 3:40 PM
Windows 8.1 + Android "Sell Mini PC" w/ Bay Trail Creates New PC Form Factor
October 20, 2014, 5:07 PM
Apple's iPad Air 2 Features Triple-core A8X Processor, 2GB of RAM
October 21, 2014, 8:32 PM
Apple Releases iOS 8.1; Adds Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot
October 20, 2014, 1:00 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information