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Globe Telecom connects public schools to Internet

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A milestone was achieved by Globe Telecom when what it advocated got implemented and internet access was made a reality to more Filipinos by linking some 2,000 public schools to the internet. Globe's flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program, Globe Bridging Communities (Globe BridgeCom), through its Globe Internet-in-Schools Program (ISP), in 2009 historically connected 2,002 public elementary and high schools across the country to the internet.

Of the total, 1,944 are public high schools and 58 are elementary schools. It was reported through some data from the Department of Education (DepEd) that schools under Globe's ISP comprise of 51 % of the 3,820 public high schools that have so far been connected to the internet. Globe's initiative ISP is to provide free internet connectivity to public schools nationwide, to address the wide digital divide among Filipino students. Globe is also part of the Text2Teach (T2T) Program, whereby load allowance and customized mobile phones are provided to public elementary schools teachers, so they can download educational video clips via Globe's 3G network.

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