• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil’s Computers for All Program Will Offer Special Loans

Brazil’s Computers for All Program is intended to foster digital inclusion by making computers more affordable for the Brazilian population.

In São Paulo, special Presidential adviser Cezar Alvarez, the coordinator of the program, informed entrepreneurs from the sector how the federal government plans to implement the project, which is contained in the so-called Provisional Measure for the Good, which is awaiting Congressional vote.


Alvarez explained that the program offers tax exemptions and credit lines. The first step was to reduce the final price of microcomputers that cost less than US$ 1000 (R$ 2500) by conceding a 9.25% tax exemption. This measure is already in effect and will continue through December 31, 2009.


Now, according to Alvarez, the government intends to start a program of credit lines to help people purchase computers.


According to Alvarez, individuals who have fixed telephone service at home and haven’t subscribed to an Internet access program in the past six months will be eligible to acquire a special connection program that gives them fifteen hours of monthly internet access. The monthly charge will be US$ 3.21 (7.50 reais) for a year, with the right to a one-year renewal.


Alvarez participated, yesterday, July 13, in the 1st panel, “The Web – Computers for All – Logistics, Support, and Backup for 1 Million New Users,” in São Paulo.


ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Death Squad Threatens Lawyers in Brazil

Two lawyers and an NGO leader in Brazil have suffered death threats and intimidation  ...

Brazilian Senator Concedes: In Congress We’re All Crooks

Following months of claims of corruption practices in the Brazilian senate, senator Demóstenes Torres ...

With Brazil’s Blessing and US’s Opposition Venezuela Breezes to UN Seat

The battle for a soon-to-be vacant non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council ...

New York and LA Get to Know Brazil’s Damasceno Art

The Project, New York and Los Angeles, will present, March and April, the first ...

Brazilian Government Finally Accepts Blame for Cattle Disease

Brazilian Agriculture minister Roberto Rodrigues publicly admitted that the resurgence of foot and mouth, ...

Brazil’s Experts Discuss Eco Preservation

The “cerrado,” the savannah that is considered the world’s richest in biodiversity, is the ...

Happy 450th Birthday, São Paulo

São Paulo contains everything that is bad about Brazil, particularly the enormous social division ...

ACM and Bahia's Governor Paulo Souto

Brazil: The Day I Played Hardball With Bahia’s Governor

My apartment overlooks an intersection in the center of Santo Antônio de Jesus, a ...

2011 Not a Good Year for Brazil’s Stocks: 18% Down

In spite of a slight gain in the last trading day of 2011 the ...

Kuwait Has Big Plans and Brazil Wants a Piece of the Business

Brazil and Kuwait have a prospect of rapid growth in trade, but Brazilians need ...