FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 4, 2000
CONTACT: Ranjit DeSilva
(202) 482-7002
Art Brodsky
(202) 482-0019

***MEDIA ADVISORY****

Briefing on NTIA Budget Set for Feb. 7

Gregory L. Rohde, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will hold a briefing Mon., Feb. 7, on the agency's budget request for FY 2001. The briefing will take place in Room 4896 in the Commerce Dept. immediately following the news conference by Secretary William Daley of the Commerce Dept. budget.

Rohde will discuss the budget requests that include NTIA's "Closing the Digital Divide" initiatives, funds for public broadcasting equipment, critical infrastructure protection and spectrum management.