"Given our challenging topography and current communications infrastructure, a 3G wireless strategy is the most cost-effective way to bring connectivity to these rural schools. Parents, students and whole communities are very enthusiastic about the possibilities and improvements the wireless effort will be bringing them. This project will allow them to 'visit' and understand new countries and people, and allow them to share their culture and traditions with those outside Guatemala. The support we've received to date guarantees that the initiative will realize its initial goal - creating a benchmark for the value of technology in everyday education."
– Rodrigo Arias, IT advisor to the Minister of Education of Guatemala
“This innovative project serves as a model for how the government can partner with the private sector to address Indonesia's challenges in providing telecommunications for rural and underserved communities. We appreciate companies like Qualcomm, Sampoerna Telekom, IndoNet and Axesstel for their initiative and support.”
– Sofyan Djalil, former Minister for Information and Communication Technology in Indonesia
That is one of the good thing about the TOPIC64 center, it offers training to the local people.”
– Tran Manh Thieu, 27, owner of Hoa Viet Ceramics in Phu Lam, a village 45 minutes from Hanoi, who signed four of his employees up for classes to learn Excel and Web design at the TOPIC64 center
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