Wednesday, February 16, 2005
TO BE AVAILABLE TO HOUSTON'S EAST END
City of Houston, Houston Public Library, Technology For All and Rice University To Unveil Wireless Service During News Conference at 10 a.m. Thursday
HOUSTON - (Feb. 15, 2005) -- Houston Mayor Bill White and leaders from Rice University, the Houston Public Library and nonprofit Technology For All (TFA) will announce the rollout of TFA-Wireless, a social enterprise project of TFA that will provide free or discounted high-speed wireless Internet access to individuals, businesses and community organizations in Houston's Pecan Park neighborhood in the East End during a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday at the library's Melcher Branch, 7200 Keller St. The conference will include a demonstration of the wireless service at the library and also at a neighborhood resident's home nearby. In addition to Mayor White, speakers will include City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Carol Alvarado, Houston Public Library Interim Director Toni Lambert, Rice University President David Leebron and Technology For All President and CEO Will Reed.
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