Private Firms and Nonprofits Link Up to Help Bridge "Digital Divide"

Author: Beth Bolitho, OneWorld, Published on: 11 February 2002

The Global Digital Opportunity Initiative...aims to close the "digital divide" by providing pro-bono expertise and tools to help developing countries meet healthcare and education needs, and reduce poverty...Private companies, including AOL Time Warner, Cisco Systems, Grameen Bank, Hewlett-Packard, n-Logue Communication, PicoPeta Simputers, and Sun Microsystems, will offer their services together with nonprofit and international organizations...So far three countries--Bolivia, Tanzania, and Mozambique--have applied to take part in the program.

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Related companies: AOL Cisco Systems Grameen Bank HP (Hewlett-Packard) PicoPeta Simputers Sun Microsystems Time Warner