Highlighting Technology's Economic Opportunity At COMDEX

The President's New Markets Trip:
From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity

April 17 - 18, 2000


Office of the Press Secretary
(East Palo Alto, California)

For Immediate Release, April 18, 2000


TODAY, PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL CONTINUE HIS DIGITAL DIVIDE NEW MARKETS TRIP AT THE COMDEX CONFERENCE BY CHALLENGING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY TO BRING DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY TO ALL COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES AND YOUTH. President Clinton will address the technology industry's influential COMDEX Conference, to personally challenge high-tech companies to take a leadership role in bridging the digital divide. The President will be joined by students and mentors from Street-Level Youth Media, a community technology center that serves urban youth in Chicago. In addition, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky from Illinois, Fredric Rosen, and Chairman of ZD Events and Jason Chudnofsky, CEO of ZD events will accompany the President. The President and students from Street-Level Youth Media will also tour the Wireless Pavilion on the floor of Comdex, where the President will see a demonstration of cutting-edge "wireless Web" technology. The educational applications of this technology will allow parents and students to access Web-based information on their school anytime, anywhere, using only a phone.

President Clinton Will Call for Specific Actions by Industry Leaders. In his remarks to COMDEX attendees, the President will challenge the leaders of the high-tech industry to redouble their efforts to bridge the digital divide. The President will ask industry leaders to:

President Clinton Will Announce New Public and Private Sector Commitments to Bridge the Digital Divide:


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