Microsoft Commits to Technology Access for US Youth

At the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Microsoft launched a three-year program to ensure that 1 million students from low-income families in the US receive reduced-cost software, hardware and discounted broadband Internet service.

Starting in Fall 2011, Microsoft through our state, city, non-profit and private partners, is initiating a series of 'digital inclusion’ initiatives that will reach one million students over a three year period to ensure that all students have equal access to quality
learning and economic opportunity through improved access to technology and the software that can help them get better employment opportunities.

The commitment will bring digital inclusion to needy students through access to a reduced cost PC, discounted broadband internet, Office, education software and job skills training.

This commitment is a continuation of Bill Gates’ original vision of a PC for every desktop and home – and it’s particularly important in these challenging economic times to help these lower income families achieve digital access.

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