The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation delivers free internet to rural Vietnam
665 free public internet access points have been set up across rural Vietnam under the auspices of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The project, entitled “Improvement of Computer Usage and Public Internet Access Ability in Vietnam”, saw the Foundation and the Vietnamese government hand over 4,600 computers and other equipment to representatives of the 16 provinces in question. Each province will set up at least one free Internet station at a public library or post office. The project is to go on till 2016 under the care of the Ministry of Information and Communications and is just the start of what the project’s contributors hope will be wider internet access for all in Vietnam.
The BMFG is based in Seattle, Washington and is the largest private foundation in the world. Its aim is to ensure that all people, especially those with the least access to resources, can have the same opportunities as the more fortunate.