Govt distributes more than 358,000 laptops in 2010 under digital inclusion plan

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Argentine government has distributed more than 358,000 laptops in public schools across the country during 2010, under digital inclusion program Conectar Igualdad, the government said in a statement.

With this figure, the government has completed 62% of the first phase of the program. By end-March this year, the initial phase is expected to be fully completed, with the distribution of more than 577,000 laptops.

The government's digital inclusion plan has the end goal of providing 3mn laptops to high school students over the next three years.

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By the end of this year, 90% of the program is slated to be completed.

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