A $54.5 million initiative is under way to bring internet, intranet, satellite, and videoconferencing capabilities to every school, university, and library in Washington State by the year 2000.

Governor Gary Locke officially launched the K-12 component of the K-20 Education Telecommunications Network with a press conference on Jan. 28. Upon completion, the project will be one of the most extensive of its kind in the nation.

Demonstrating one of education's new technologies, Locke and Kenneth J. Minnaert, president of South Puget Sound Community College, used videoconference technology in Olympia to speak with Sam Smith, president of Washington

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