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Intel, Dell Join Nonprofit To Bring Cheap Internet Svc To Poor

August 13, 2009
Dow Jones Newswire via The Wall Street Journal

By Fawn Johnson

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Intel Corp. (INTC), Dell Inc. (DELL), and Fujitsu Ltd. (FJTSY) are among the new partners with the nonprofit group Connected Nation to put computers and cheap Internet service into low-income homes, the parties announced Thursday.

The coalition of high-tech manufacturing companies and Connected Nation is on the verge of submitting a $24 million grant proposal to the government to cover some of the costs of the project.

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