Reporters and editors: See news release below from the Federal
Communications Commission. Chairman Julius Genachowski will visit Thursday
and discuss the "broadband adoption gap." Your coverage is invited.
Contact FCC's Neil Grace at 202-418-0506 with questions.
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
May 29, 2012 Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI TO VISIT SAN DIEGO MIDDLE SCHOOL, ANNOUNCE
PROGRESS ON EFFORT TO EMPOWER MILLIONS OF FAMILIES
WITH HIGH-SPEED INTERNET AND ADDRESS BARRIERS TO BROADBAND ADOPTION
Washington, D.C. On Thursday, May 31, 2012, FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski will join representatives from Connect2Compete and Cox
Communications in San Diego to announce progress on their national effort
to close the broadband adoption gap. Connect2Compete is piloting with Cox
and working in tandem with the cable industry on the program in San Diego,
offering eligible families in six school districts low-cost, high-speed
broadband and low-cost, high-quality laptops.
According to the Pew Research Center, one-third of all Americans‹100
million people‹ have not adopted broadband high-speed Internet at home.
Through Connect2Compete, the public-private partnership seeks to overcome
the top obstacles to broadband adoption, including digital literacy,
relevance and cost.
WHAT: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will visit a San Diego
County school to discuss Connect2Compete, an initiative to address
broadband adoption in communities across the country. Representatives from
companies, non-profits, and local education officials will deliver brief
WHO: Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications
Dave Bialis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cox California
John Lee Evans, President, San Diego Board of Education
Ben Hecht, Chairman, Connect2Compete
Jill Vaske, Executive Vice President, Redemtech/Good PC
Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin American
WHEN: 10:00AM Pacific
Thursday, May 31, 2012
WHERE: Horace Mann Middle School
4345 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92115
PRESS: For media inquiries and to RSVP, please contact FCC Press
Secretary Neil Grace at email@example.com or 202-418-0506.
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