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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
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
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
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.