DECEMBER 19, 2008 -- City Telecom Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd (search for HKBN) today announced a partnership with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) to launch "Intelligent Fibre Kids" broadband sponsorship program, helping Hong Kong to narrow the Digital Exclusion.
Under this program, HKBN will sponsor 1,000 underprivileged families with primary or high school children, for two years of free bb25 (symmetric 25-Mbps) broadband and voice services, valued at HK$ 6.7 mn over two years.
"Over our past 16 years history, HKBN group has become an integral part of Hong Kong's society, employing 1,500 talents based in Hong Kong," notes NiQ Lai, CFO and head of staff engagement at HKBN. "We are proud to be able to help the people of Hong Kong to help themselves. We believe that broadband access is the key to unlock knowledge, which will help to break the poverty cycle."
Interested families can email HKCSS at email@example.com for details on qualifications and an application.