FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 27, 1998

CONTACT: Bill Buck
 (202) 482-4883

Sallianne Fortunato
(202) 482-7002
sfortunato@ntia.doc.gov
 

*****MEDIA ADVISORY*****
 
 
SECRETARY DALEY TO RELEASE NTIA REPORT "FALLING THROUGH THE NET II: NEW DATA ON THE DIGITAL DIVIDE"
 

WHAT: The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration will release the "Falling Through the Net II" report containing the most recent and comprehensive Census data available on telephone penetration and computer and modem ownership and use. NTIA previously published a survey of these penetration rates in a July 1995 report entitled, "Falling Through the Net" in which it was found that the information "have nots" are disproportionately found in this country's rural areas and inner cities.
 

WHO: William M. Daley, secretary of Commerce and Larry Irving, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28, 1997, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

WHERE: U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution, NW
Use Main Entrance on 14th Street (allow 10 minutes to clear security)
Room 4830.
 

RSVP: Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP by calling Charmaine Boswell at 202-482-7002.

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