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Non-profit alliance works to improve access to technology in Puerto Rico
Published on September 8, 2016Email To Friend    Print Version

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- World Computer Exchange-Puerto Rico and 4GCommunity.org, two not-for-profit corporations, have announced their alliance to improve public school and family access to technology where needed throughout Puerto Rico.

Their work will bring affordable unlimited wireless Internet connectivity, computing, networking, software, and training products, services, and support to underserved, or non-served communities, to the benefit of their schools, students, educators, and families. Additionally, benefits of the alliance will be extended to serve interested social service, health care, public safety, non-profit, and community and economic development organizations working to enhance the quality-of-life and business throughout Puerto Rico.

Working with faculty and students from the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico, the two organizations intend to immediately begin pilot projects to serve the computing and Internet access needs of at least three schools. World Computer Exchange is requesting pilot schools interested in refurbished computers, tech volunteers, and Internet service to contact them immediately to participate at PuertoRico@WorldComputerExchange.org

Affordable unlimited 4G LTE wireless Internet service is available today across most of Puerto Rico from 4GCommunity.org. Those wishing to benefit now from the service and support the alliance’s work in Puerto Rico can sign up online at www.4GCommunity.org. Use promo code: PR-WCE at checkout. The website can be viewed in either English or Spanish languages. Calls can also be placed to 1-800-217-3048 for more information. Service costs for unlimited monthly access are less than 50 cents per day. For example, 12-months of unlimited service through the non-profit alliance can be purchased for just $168.

Timothy Anderson, president of World Computer Exchange said, “Our Chapter in Puerto Rico seeks donated used computers, tech volunteers, and corporate sponsors to help interested schools across the island. The needs survey of teachers we are working on with UPR RP faculty and grad students showed that many schools need more computers with Internet access for student use. 4G mobile hotspots provide a simple and affordable solution.”

“The Internet is a powerful tool for social and economic progress,” said Todd Snyder, 4GCommunity.org president. “I believe affordable unlimited 4G LTE wireless Internet service creates endless opportunities for the people of Puerto Rico because it puts the power of the Internet in the palm of their hand no matter where they go.”

World Computer Exchange-Puerto Rico wants to work with established organizations across the island to provide tools for teachers interested in training in the educational use of the internet, who need additional computers, educational software, or Internet access. World Computer Exchange was brought to the island by the 20/22 Act Society.

The 4GCommunity.org non-profit mission is to provide affordable unlimited 4G LTE wireless Internet and related technology and training services to communities across the US and its territories. 4GCommunity.org services support individuals and families, plus non-profit, social service, education, health care, public safety, and community and economic development organizations in need of low cost, high-performance wireless and information technology solutions.
 
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