Intel is in the news again today, but this article isn't about the upcoming Conroe and Merom processors that it seems everyone is talking about. Reuters is reporting that Intel plans to spend upwards of $1 billion dollars to push the internet in poor nations. That's a lot of coin, but money well spent in our opinion. The more people that get connected, the better.
"Intel Corp. said on Tuesday it plans to spend $1 billion to promote Internet use and computer training in developing countries, the latest move in the No. 1 chip maker's effort to break into new markets. The program, which Intel has dubbed "World Ahead," aims to bring high-speed wireless Internet access to 1 billion people who can't get online, while training 10 million teachers to use technology in education."