"NetDay96'' is a statewide cooperative effort by California's technology industries, public schools, and communities to install the wires needed to provide at least 20 percent of the state's 13,000 schools with access to the Internet. On Saturday, March 9, volunteer teams across the state will begin the ongoing initiative. Although the numbers are updated hourly, as of late last week:
- Nearly 12,000 people had volunteered to help wire buildings or to provide support services for those doing the wiring.
- Roughly 700 companies had agreed to donate the basic kits needed to complete a wiring job.
- More than 1,400 people had volunteered to help organize individual school projects.
SOURCE: The NetDay96 Home Page at http://www.netday96.com.