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Carlos Slim Foundation Supports Connect2Compete's National Campaign Launch To Increase Digital Literacy, Internet Access To Latino Households

Eligible Households Will be Able to Access Discounted High-Speed Internet and Low-Cost Computers

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following last year's announcement to support Connect2Compete's efforts to extend broadband access to 100 million "Offline" Americans, today, the Carlos Slim Foundation joins in launching the national "EveryoneOn," public awareness campaign designed to help all Americans access free digital literacy training in their communities.  Additionally, starting today, Connect2Compete will offer unconnected families access to programs providing discounted high-speed Internet and low-cost computers.

"Connect2Compete's efforts are helping close the disproportionate divide that exists amongst Hispanic and minority households in America.  Almost half of the "offline" population in the United States is Latino," Carlos Slim Domit said. "We are pleased to bring our experience in Latin America to the work of connecting Latino families in the United States.  Connectivity helps us achieve better education, create jobs, promote development and increase access to health care.  Issues that cross international borders. 

Starting today, Americans can visit www.Connect2Compete.org to access the programs announced today.

About Carlos Slim Foundation

In 1986 Carlos Slim Helu created his recognized non-profit philanthropic foundation, Carlos Slim Foundation, focused on developing human capital mainly through health, education (from early childhood to digital), and human development.  Today, his son Carlos Slim Domit, serves on the board of the Foundation and as Chairman of America Movil, Latin America's leading wireless service provider with over 310 million mobile subscribers in 30 countries.

About Connect2Compete

Connect2Compete (C2C) is a national nonprofit that aims to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet, computers, and free digital literacy accessible to all unconnected Americans. Technology and digital skills are essential to ensure future generations can compete in the global economy and to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. C2C aims to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to all Americans – regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level. For more information, please visit www.Connect2Compete.org.

SOURCE Carlos Slim Foundation

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