Three decades after Bill Gates dreamed of a PC in every home, Microsoft is partnering with governments around the world on a dream to get every home online. In this regard, Microsoft launched a program called “Shape the Future” that aims to connect the billions of people worldwide who currently don’t have Internet access. Through Shape the Future, Microsoft and its partners work with national or municipal governments in public-private partnerships to provide universal digital access for educators, students and their families. So far, students and their families have been the primary target.
Microsoft has already launched dozens of Shape the Future programs in countries: country of Georgia, Philippines, Kuwait, Brazil, UK and Portugal.