For Immediate Release
Contact: Tony Iallonardo
3Comâ to Award Urban Challenge Grants to 10 Cities
As part of the Mayors 68th Winter Meeting, 3Com Corporation will formally present $1 million in grants of networking products and technical services to the Mayors of 10 U.S. cities that won the companyís Urban Challenge announced in July 1999 in partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors.
WHEN: Friday January 28, 2000, 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Capitol Hilton Hotel, 16th & K Street NW, Washington, D.C., New York Room
SUBJECT: 3Com will formally present $1 million in grants of networking products and technical services to the mayors of 10 U.S. cities that won the companyís Urban Challenge announced in July 1999 in partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The 3Com Urban Challenge helps to bridge the national Digital Divide by working directly with US mayors to connect their communities and improve access to educational, health care, and other municipal resources. Through the program, 3Com will donate a total of $1 million in technology products, network
design, and consulting services. The program has grown from 3Comís proven success in urban environments such as Boston and San Jose, Calif.
3Com will also announce that Urban Challenge will extend through the year 2000 to 10 additional U.S. cities for a total of another $1 million. The application deadline for the new round of grants is April 15, 2000, and the winners will be announced in June 2000. For applications and information, go to: http://www.3com.com/urbanchallenge
CONTACTS: Jim Grisanzio, 3Com Public Relations
Tony Iallonardo, US Conference of Mayors
All press must register to gain access to Winter Meeting events. Advance registration is recommended. This can be done by phone by calling the USCM press office or completing the press registration form on the web site, usmayors.org/68thWinterMeeting. On site registrations will be accepted in the USCM press room at the Capital Hilton Hotel. The USCM press room on site will be the Pan American Room (Ph. 202-639-5422). Press conferences will be held in the New York Room.
The U. S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,100 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the Mayor.
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