Govt distributes more than 1.2mn laptops under digital inclusion plan

Monday, September 12, 2011

Argentina has distributed more than 1.21mn laptops under digital inclusion program Conectar Igualdad, the government said in a statement.

With this figure, the government has completed 65% of the program's second phase after finishing the first part in March, according to the statement.

The program's last phase will take place during 2012, with the end goal of providing a total 3mn laptops to high school students.

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By the end of this year, 90% of Conectar Igualdad is slated to be finished, according to previous press reports.

A tender for 1.5mn laptops was announced in July under the program, with half of those units to be assembled in Argentina.