We understand the power technology can have on communities’ social and economic development better than anyone. As such, we are making powerful investments in Brazil.
Specifically, investments that promote innovation, education and long-term progress.
As one of the largest Internet markets in the world—with more than 100 million connected users—Brazil remains a fairly untapped market, with half of its citizens without Internet access. So we are partnering with local community knowledge centers in Rio de Janeiro to provide citizens with Internet access and educational opportunities long after the Games are complete.
We are also expanding our Networking Academy model in these centers, which provide students from diverse social classes equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) education and career opportunities.
Our long-term goal is to use connections to build a better Brazil through encouraging social entrepreneurship, professional training and employment.