D.C. Mayor, FCC Chairman Help Open New Tech Center

Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams and Federal Communication Commission chairman William Kennard were on hand Monday at the grand opening of a computer training facility that will serve the nation's capital.

The Bell Atlantic Community Technology Center was created by Byte Back, a nonprofit computer education organization. The new facility is the seventh such center in the district.

Founded in July 1997, Byte Back offers free, intensive computer training to underemployed and unemployed people in the nation's capital. The organization recently secured enough funds to purchase the building in Northeast Washington, where its headquarters are based, and will use it to house its seventh CTC site, according to a spokeswoman.

The seven Byte Back sites provide 1,150 hours of instruction each week through 70 classes around the District of Columbia. More information is available at www.byteback.org.

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