Yahoo India improves Net Readiness in Rural Areas

Source: Business Standard,  Jun 2011

Yahoo India is planning to tie up with schools in Tier II and Tier III towns to provide internet education. The collaboration would be aimed at networking with schools with basic computer laboratories and classes till standard VIII.

The module would cover various aspects of internet, including email, search, accessing mobile internet and tips on internet safety to students. “We are in the process of finalising this programme and it would be launched soon,” Yahoo’s senior director (marketing) Nitin Mathur told Business Standard.

Mathur said various studies showed a good number of students in metro cities had access to internet at home. “Therefore, we wish to take this project to smaller towns, where students are mostly deprived of such facilities,” he said.

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