Satellite Town Meeting on E-rates Oct. 21 of interest to this


From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Satellite Town Meeting on E-rates Oct. 21 of interest to this
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 06:50:01 -0500


Dear discuss-lfm members.

Given the impact the E-rate federal legislation this information
may assist your efforts to further implement PTK projects.



*Excerpt* from recent EDINFO list posting by 
Kirk Winters...

"PREPARING CLASSROOMS FOR THE FUTURE: Ensuring Access to the
Internet" is the title of this month's Satellite Town
Meeting -- on Tuesday, October 21, from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00
p.m. Eastern time.

Secretary Riley & Linda Roberts, Special Advisor on
Technology, will host a panel discussion on how schools &
libraries can gain access to the Internet & use it as a tool
for learning.  The discussion will focus on the recent
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling that will
make available up to $2.25 billion in discounts to schools &
libraries for telecommunications services (E-rate),
beginning in January 1998.  Panelists will also discuss how
schools & libraries can develop technology plans & prepare
to apply for the E-rate.  

The Satellite Town Meeting is available at no cost but
you are asked to register.
  
Also note...more than 70 million cable television subscribers can view
or tape the Satellite Town Meeting when it is rebroadcast each 
month on The Learning Channel (TLC), Call 1-800-USA-LEARN for 
more info,

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S
WEB SITE AT:  http://www.ed.gov/Family/stm-9710.html 

Jan Wee, moderator of discuss-lfm