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National League of Cities’ Information Technology and Communications Committee to meet in Louisville

Tuesday April 13, 2004

Media Release
For Immediate Relea

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin
502.574.4137

Patrick H. Neely
502.574.1351

LOUISVILLE – The National League of Cities’ Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee will meet Friday and Saturday in Louisville.

The committee spearheads the policy and advocacy efforts on a wide range of technology and telecommunications issues for the National League of Cities’ membership.

During its meeting in Louisville, the committee will focus specifically on a potential rewrite of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and new technologies such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which allows voice services to be delivered via the Internet rather than the traditional public-switched telephone network.

Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer is one of only 35 local elected officials from across the nation who serves on the committee.

“This national committee does important work on an issue that is tremendously important for our future economic development growth -- technology,” Kramer said. “We discuss the latest trends in a growing and dynamic field. Metro Louisville must attract technology and communications firms to the area if we want our economic development efforts to thrive and succeed in providing high-wage, high-skill jobs for our children. Having this committee visit Louisville is also an excellent opportunity to showcase our community.”

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