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Intel to invest $1 b on PC access

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Bangalore, May 3Intel Corporation will invest over $1 billion in the next five years to expedite access to technology and education in the world's developing communities.

The five-year objectives of Intel's World Ahead Program are to extend broadband PC access to the world's next billion users, while training 10 million more teachers on the use of technology in education, said a company release. Intel is continuing its efforts to grow the availability of WiMAX technology for low-cost broadband access. Intel has worked with the governments of 52 countries to develop digital inclusion programs, also known as government-assisted PC programs, to make it easier for people to purchase or lease PCs.

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