TV Box units seized by IRS will be transformed into minicomputers and then donated to public schools. According to a note published on the website, the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), in Minas Gerais, will be responsible for converting the batch of one thousand TV Boxes, devices that are originally intended to add smart functions to a TV or monitor. The initiative aims to help educate underprivileged students who have little access to computer equipment and the internet.

The Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) has already carried out this type of task in previous years, transforming more than 1,500 TV Box units into mini-PCs that were donated to public schools.

The transport of TV Boxes from Natal to Juiz de Fora was carried out by the Brazilian Air Force, taking advantage of the displacement of its aircraft, which generated savings in resources in transporting 400 kg of cargo, safely and quickly, highlights the official statement.

The displacement of the TV Box units was necessary because, due to the large number of transformations that have occurred in MG in recent years, we currently have a small number of units available in the sixth Fiscal Region of the Federal Revenue Service, which would not meet the demand of the educational institutions that are partners in the project.

TV Boxes seized

Just like with cell phones, countless TV Boxes also enter Brazil without paying taxes, without going through the Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency) approval process, and which are also used to subscribe to illegal cable TV services, pirated IPTV.

Operations are carried out frequently, in conjunction with the Federal Police, to seize units classified as irregular. According to the Brazilian Pay Television Association (ABTA), around 6 million homes have pirated access to pay TV, causing a loss of R$15 billion per year to companies.


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