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Apple joins push to donate $750m in tech gear to help bridge the digital divide

by David Needle

February 4 2014

President Obama today detailed a new initiative that will see Apple and other tech firms donate $750 million worth of products to help bridge the digital divide.

The program also includes a commitment to connect more schools with broadband Internet.

Specifically:

  • Apple’s said it will give $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.

“Now, this is an extraordinary commitment by these business leaders, but they’re business leaders, so they’re not just doing it out of the goodness of their heart. They want the country to do well, but they also understand that they want educated customers,” said Obama.

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