Digital inclusion is one of the paths toward the achievement of social inclusion. It is by means of digital inclusion that the more needy members of the population can benefit from the new tools to obtain and propagate knowledge, as well as the access to recreation, culture, and better opportunities in the job market.
The digital inclusion programs are therefore actions that support the popularization of the access to new technologies, providing computers, internet connections and formation courses to the needy populations.
The Computer for All program, for instance, offers computers with government stipulated configurations at reduced prices as result of tax incentives granted. In addition, it is possible to make use of special credit facilities to purchase a computer, paying monthly installments of up to fifty reais (R$ 50,00). Another program is the Telecenter, with over 5 thousand units in poor communities, which provides free and quick access to the Internet, and the use of computers that use free software.
There is also the Broadband Internet in Schools program, which is supported by telecommunications carriers, and provides quick Internet connection for students in public Primary Schools. The program is set to last until 2025. It is estimated that about thirty-seven million students will have enjoyed the benefits by the time the program is completed.
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