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Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
    Charlotte's Web

award number: 37-40-94022
start-end date: October 15, 1994 - December 16, 1996
total project cost: $1,240,000
federal share: $450,000
contact: Mr. Steve Snow
address: 119 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
phone: (704) 332-5778

To support the Charlotte's Web network in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (SC) area, providing citizens and school children with access to information resources. Coalition members include the Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Central Piedmont Community College; WTVI-TV; the University of North Carolina; Southern Bell; Time-Warner Cable; and Vision Cable. Initially, 114 public access terminals will be located in libraries, neighborhood and senior centers, shelters, health care facilities, classrooms, and school libraries. Extensive computer literacy training will be provided, and the system will be linked to the North Carolina Information Highway, a fiber network connecting rural and urban areas with broadband data and video. The system will employ switched multi-megabit data service (SMDS), Unix servers, VSAT technology, and expanded interactive video using ATM.

additional project resources: 
Project Website
Project Narrative--PDF Version
Safety Nets: Lessons Learned Story
Case Study Report

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