Intel Chairman Unveils The World's Most Remote Digital City

Subject: General Tech | September 20, 2006 - 03:35 PM |

PARINTINS, Brazil, Sept. 20, 2006
In one of the most remote inhabited places on Earth, the Amazon,
Intel Corporation has created a wireless, high-speed Internet network

for residents to access vast resources of medical, educational and
commercial knowledge through computers. The project is part of the
Intel World Ahead Program, an initiative in which Intel plans to invest
more than $US 1 billion globally over the next 5 years to accelerate
access to computers, the Internet and technology for people in
developing communities.

The digital transformation of Parintins,
a town on an island in the Amazon River, is expected to improve the
healthcare and education of its 114,000 residents and advance the lives
of future generations.