Web Site Takes Summit Beyond Philadelphia; Will Remain As National Resource

Web Site Takes Summit Beyond Philadelphia; Will Remain As National Resource

Official Site Funded by Bell Atlantic and NYNEX Will Take More Than 2 Million Accesses Before Summit Ends

April 28, 1997

Media contacts:

Sharon Shaffer, Bell Atlantic




Maureen Flanagan, NYNEX



PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The dynamic web site constructed for the

Presidents' Summit for America's Future has already had an impact on

the country.

With more than 1.6 million accesses to the site already, well over 2

million accesses are expected between now and the summit's close on

Tuesday. Millions of visitors over the coming year are expected to

review updates of information about the work of delegations, new

projects and information about the volunteerism effort spearheaded by

America's Promise and its leader, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.).

"This kind of traffic indicates two things," said Steve Kohn,

technology coordinator at the summit for Bell Atlantic and NYNEX.

"First, it tells us that a lot of people across America are relying on

the Internet and the site to keep on top of summit activities.

"It also tells us that we've designed a site that meets their needs,"

Kohn said. Visitors who register get automatic updates via the

Internet on issues or delegations of interest to them.

The site, http://www.americaspromise.org, is a collaboration between

Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions, web site designer Issue Dynamics,

Inc. and Viaduct Technologies, designers of the interactive database

available to delegates and site visitors.

The site is being fed the latest summit information, including sound

bites and video clips made possible by software furnished by


Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new

communications, entertainment and information industry. In the

mid-Atlantic region, the company's telephone company subsidiaries are

the premier providers of local telecommunications and advanced

services. Globally, it is one of the largest investors in the

high-growth wireless communication marketplace. Bell Atlantic also

owns a substantial interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and

is actively developing high-growth national and international business

opportunities in all phases of the industry.

NYNEX is a global communications and media corporation that provides a

full range of services in the northeastern United States and

high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,

Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,

Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The corporation is a leader in

telecommunications, wireless communications, directory publishing and

video entertainment and information services. NYNEX is also managing

sponsor of FLAG -- Fiberoptic Link Around the Globe -- the world's

longest undersea fiber optic communications cable. NYNEX news releases

are available on the Internet at http://www.nynex.com or via fax for

no charge at 1-800-331-1214.