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The article included this startling fact: 5 million households with school-aged children in the U.S. are unable to do their homework properly because they do not have internet access at home. It also included stories of children going to school two hours early to use their school’s network or sitting outside of fast-food restaurants late at night, just to access Wi-Fi. Reflecting on how internet access had shaped his life, Marcelo believed more could and should be done to ensure every hardworking student

has an equal shot at excelling in school. In October 2016, Marcelo announced the creation of the 1Million Project at a town hall event with President Obama. And, in 2017, the 1Million Project Foundation was formally established as a public charity with 501(c)(3) status whose mission is to help one million high school students reach their full potential by ensuring they have the devices and connectivity necessary to succeed in school and achieve their goals.

Marcelo Claure, Executive Chairman , Sprint

Marcelo Claure is executive chairman of the board of Sprint Corporation. He also serves as chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp. and chief executive officer of SoftBank International, and is a member of the SoftBank board of directors. Marcelo most recently was CEO of Sprint.

You can read Marcelo’s full bio here.