Hillary Clinton’s Initiative The Alliance For An Affordable Internet To Help Poor Countries Get Internet Access

Posted Feb 4, 2013

Former first lady Hillary Clinton has been serving as the U.S. Secretary of State under President Barack Obama between 2009 and 2013.  She announced her resignation recently, but before stepping down she launched an initiative called the Alliance for an Affordable Internet.

The initiative will help poor countries get access to the Internet with support from tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Intel, and Cisco Systems according to Bloomberg.

Hillary Clinton’s team is being led by a Silicon Valley veteran and former Google engineering director Ann Mei Chang.  Chan currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya and is working with diplomats there to make the Internet more accessible. 

“Only a quarter of people in developing countries are online, compared to three-quarters of those in developed nations,” stated Bloomberg. “Over the past year, Chang has brought together Silicon Valley technicians, diplomats, and nonprofit groups to discuss the problem. Those talks culminated in the partnership Clinton announced.”

[Source: BusinessInsider]