Apple And Others Fund $750 Million In Education Gadgets And Internet Broadband
Major tech companies are giving away $750 million worth of products to help bridge the digital divide. During a speech earlier today, Obama gave details about the pledges from the tech companies, along with a commitment to connect more schools with broadband Internet.
- Apple’s pledging $100 million in iPads, Macbooks, products and teacher training.
- AT&T is giving $100 million in mobile broadband for 3 years to middle schools and for teacher development.
- The Verizon Foundation is giving $100 million to educate teachers, with the Verizon Innovative Leading Schools program, among other initiatives.
- Autodesk will offer free design software to every secondary school.
During the State of the Union, Obama announced that Apple, Microsoft, Sprint and Verizon would help connect 15,000 schools and 20 million students to speedy Internet.
“Now, this is an extraordinary commitment by these business leaders, but they’re business leaders, so they’re not just…
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