Monday, January 30, 2006

US firm donates computers

BALANGA CITY: Nextream Broadband Philippines donated 10 sets of computers with flat-screen monitors to the Bataan National High School and readies 1,436 units more for staggered distribution to all towns and barangays in Bataan, the US-based firm said over the weekend.

Filipino American businessman Tyrone Javellana, Nex­tream executive officer, said the high-school students will now be wired to the world.

“The students will be more empowered and informed as well as connected to the Internet that is four times faster in speed compared to the present system in the market,” Javellana said.

The Peninsula Electric Cooperative will provide free Internet access to 5,637 students of the BNHS via the broadband-over-power lines technology earlier launched in the province.

“We were surprised and never expected that our school will be provided with high-tech computer system, putting the world in the finger tips of our students at no cost to the school and the parents,” the school principal, Simeona Emata, said.
--Ernie B. Esconde Manila Times

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