Wireless carriers donate $1 million for tech training

The nation’s four largest wireless carriers have announced a joint $1 million contribution to a program that will help bring mobile broadband education to low-income communities, Computerworld reports. The contributions from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile USA will be donated to One Economy Corp., a nonprofit organization that seeks to find innovative ways to deliver technology and information to low-income people. The funds will help sustain One Economy’s Wireless Digital Connectors program, providing 360 youth ages 14-21 with up to 200 hours of training in wireless technology, including software design and how to safely use wireless technologies while driving. The program was announced at the International CTIA Wireless conference being held in San Diego this week. Once trained, the 360 youth from low-income neighborhoods are each committed to providing at least 56 hours of technology-related community services in their areas. One Economy has programs underway in 10 cities…

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