Carlos Slim Foundation Supports Connect2Compete's National Campaign Launch to
Increase Digital Literacy, Internet Access to Latino Households
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013
Eligible Households Will be Able to Access Discounted High-Speed Internet and
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following last year's
announcement to support Connect2Compete's efforts to extend broadband access
to 100 million "Offline" Americans, today, the Carlos Slim Foundation joins in
launching the national "EveryoneOn," public awareness campaign designed to
help all Americans access free digital literacy training in their
communities. Additionally, starting today, Connect2Compete will offer
unconnected families access to programs providing discounted high-speed
Internet and low-cost computers.
"Connect2Compete's efforts are helping close the disproportionate divide that
exists amongst Hispanic and minority households in America. Almost half of
the "offline" population in the United States is Latino," Carlos Slim Domit
said. "We are pleased to bring our experience in Latin America to the work of
connecting Latino families in the United States. Connectivity helps us
achieve better education, create jobs, promote development and increase access
to health care. Issues that cross international borders.
Starting today, Americans can visit www.Connect2Compete.org to access the
programs announced today.
About Carlos Slim Foundation
In 1986 Carlos Slim Helu created his recognized non-profit philanthropic
foundation, Carlos Slim Foundation, focused on developing human capital mainly
through health, education (from early childhood to digital), and human
development. Today, his son Carlos Slim Domit, serves on the board of the
Foundation and as Chairman of America Movil, Latin America's leading wireless
service provider with over 310 million mobile subscribers in 30 countries.
Connect2Compete (C2C) is a national nonprofit that aims to eliminate the
digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers, and free
digital literacy accessible to all unconnected Americans. Technology and
digital skills are essential to ensure future generations can compete in the
global economy and to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. C2Caims to
leverage thedemocratizing power ofthe Internet toprovideopportunity to all
Americans– regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level.
For more information, please visit www.Connect2Compete.org.
SOURCE Carlos Slim Foundation
Contact: Juan Perez, +1-202-787-1545, firstname.lastname@example.org
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