£98 PCs and Subsidized Internet Connections Announced by UK Government

. January 19, 2011 . 0 Comments

Emil Protalinski on TechSpot.com writes “UK government to offer PCs for £98, Internet for £9.

“The UK government wants to offer low-cost computers as part of a 12-month trial during Race Online 2012. The scheme, which aims to reach out to the 9.2 million adults that are not yet online, 4 million of whom are considered socially and economically disadvantaged, aims to “make the UK the first nation in the world where everyone can use the web.”

Prices will start at £98 ($156.01) for a refurbished PC, with subsidized Internet connections available for as little as £9 ($14.33) a month or £18 ($28.65) for three months. The cheap computers will run open-source software (think Linux) and will include a flat-screen monitor, keyboard, mouse, dedicated telephone helpline, delivery, and even a warranty. The cheap Internet packages will use a mobile dongle to help people access the web.”

Full article: http://www.techspot.com/news/42005-uk-government-to-offer-pcs-for-98-internet-for-9.html

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