SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 2, 2006 — Intel Corporation will invest more than $1 billion over the next five years in a broad new program to speed access to uncompromised technology and education for people in the world’s developing communities.
The Intel World Ahead Program, which extends the company’s existing initiatives for developing regions, integrates Intel’s efforts to enhance lives by driving progress in three areas:
- Accessibility: Creating opportunities for widespread ownership and use of PCs through affordability, access and content, including the development of fully featured, affordable PCs tailored to regional needs.
- Connectivity: Expanding wireless broadband Internet access by cultivating the required ecosystems and encouraging deployment, including the broad promotion of WiMAX trials and deployments.
- Education: Preparing students for success in the global economy through education programs and resources, including professional development for teachers worldwide.