[LINK] Gore proposal could narrow 'digital divide'
Sat, 19 Feb 2000 19:02:58 +1100
Source: Edupage, 16 February 2000
GORE PROPOSAL COULD NARROW 'DIGITAL DIVIDE'
Vice President Al Gore will speak at Morgan State University
today, where he plans to introduce a blueprint for equipping
every U.S. home with Internet access. Gore's plan to bridge the
digital divide calls for an introduction of high-speed access to
rural areas, made possible by federally funded research to
develop lower-cost satellite and wireless technologies. Gore
also intends to have the AmeriCorps program of volunteers impart
their knowledge of technology to residents of poorer
neighborhoods; high-tech companies would also be involved in this
effort. Gore's proposal also urges an extension of the
moratorium on per-minute Internet-access fees. Gore has made
technology a prime issue in his campaign for the presidency.
(USA Today, 15 Feb 2000)
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