Intel to give employees PCs
- By Colleen O'Hara, Diane Tomasik
- Mar 07, 2000
Intel Corp. on Tuesday announced it would give all its employees PCs, Internet
access and services at no charge.
By the end of the year, more than 70,000 Intel employees worldwide will
receive Pentium III processor-based machines, unlimited Internet access
and other computer products, including a printer, monitor and software packages.
The plan also calls for Intel to periodically refresh employees' hardware
The Intel Home PC Program follows similar announcements made by other industry
giants. Ford Motor Co. last month announced plans to give its 350,000 employees
home PCs and Internet access for a small fee, and Delta Air Lines made a
The program aims to create more tech-savvy workers and encourage families
to take advantage of the Internet Age, an Intel spokesman said. Army and
Navy officials recently suggested the government should join the trend and
equip all federal workers with PCs and Internet access, and the Army is
considering giving laptops to its recruits [FCW, March 6].