Council President Richard Conlin
Seattle City Council President Conlin congratulates Councilmember Bruce Harrell on national honor
Seattle – Council President Conlin released the following statement regarding Councilmember Harrell’s national honor, presented today by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA):
"I want to extend congratulations to my colleague, Councilmember Bruce Harrell, as the 2011 NATOA Community Broadband Visionary of the Year Award recipient.
"This is a terrific recognition of Bruce’s work on the Great Student Initiative and championing a partnership between the City and the private sector to provide low-cost, high-speed internet access, hardware and software for low-income students in the Seattle Public School district.
"It is critical that the City engage in programs like this that will help our students succeed and be prepared in a global economy."
The Great Student Initiative can help approximately 16,000 students who would qualify for the $9.95 monthly service, $149.99 computer and computer training.
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