Brazilian President Highlights Importance of Internet Access
Brasilia, May 21 (PL-RHC) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff highlighted the importance of having internet access in public schools to give equal opportunities to children and youth.
The stateswoman made this remark during her regular Monday radio program ‘Coffee with the President’ when she also announced the expansion of that service nationwide. High-speed internet access almost doubled since the beginning of last year and has already surpassed 72 million connections, said Rousseff, and added that Brazil is already the world’s third largest PC market.
President Rousseff went on to say that the federal government will invest in the expansion of broadband networks across the country through the Brazilian telecommunications company.
The stateswoman also referred to the importance of Internet in education, stating that students will have better access to knowledge and the most diverse cultures and virtual libraries.
Also during the program, the Brazilian president said that taking Internet service to public schools means guaranteeing equal conditions of development and learning to all Brazilian children of all regions in the beginning of their school life.