NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Contact: Morrie Goodman
(202) 482-4883
Contact: Ranjit de Silva
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Art Brodsky
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Commerce Secretary Mineta to release report on Internet connectivity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON-Commerce Secretary Norman Y. Mineta holds a press conference to release, in conjunction with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a Technology Assessment Study of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The study, conducted by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), assesses the computing resources, networking and connectivity of 80 of the 118 HBCUs. The study was sponsored by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Among those participating with Secretary Mineta at the press conference will be Gregory L. Rohde, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA administrator, and Representative Edolphus Towns (Democrat, New York) and Representative Major Owens (Democrat, New York). Other participants include Dr. Wilma Roscoe, Vice President, NAFEO.

    WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2000
    10:30 a.m.

    WHERE: Room 1539 Longworth House Office Building