Murray Hill, N.J.--Nov. 11, 1997--Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill) announced that it will sponsor the Next Generation Award, one of the 11 1997 Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Awards that will be presented next spring.
Called "a cross between the Oscars and the Baldrige Awards of the Internet" by USA Today and "an innovation that is important to our future" by Vice President Al Gore, the GII Awards program is now in its third year. The GII honors businesses and organizations that usethe Internet and network technology to produce extraordinary results in education, community service, health care, electronic commerce, government, entertainment, and the arts.
Award recipients are cited by the GII as examples of best practices to inspire, inform, and guide others to prosper in an increasingly networked world.
The Next Generation Award will recognize the most innovative uses of high-speed, broadband networking applications that give insight into the future of the Internet when bandwidth is unlimited.
The deadline for entries is Nov. 24, 1997.
The 1996 GII Next Generation Award winner was Starbright World, a broadband network that links hospitals and allows seriously ill children to learn, play, and make friends on a virtual playground.
The judges represent many of the digital revolution's leading thinkers and practitioners. Recipients of the 1997 GII Awards will be announced at the annual GII Awards Ceremony in the spring of 1998 in New York City.
Murray Hill, NJ
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