President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in remarks at a prestigious Google conference that IT solutions helped make Estonia bigger than its geographic borders.
"The decisions adopted right after re-independence, such as computer studies in schools and providing free Internet connections in schools nationally along with functioning IT solutions and e-services have made Estonia greater than its geographic borders," Ilves said at Zeitgeist 2013, held in Hertfordshire.
"We're a small country, but one with free high-speed Internet connections. Thanks to that, we see new opportunities and create innovative IT solutions, which are at once our greatest foreign aid article," said the president, according to uudised.err.ee.
The conversation with Ilves was moderated by Google Ideas founder and director Jared Cohen, who is one of the authors of "The New Digital Age."
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