The Internet Road Show, a new statewide rural economic development program, will be at The University of Texas-Pan American Friday, March 16.
Open to the public, the free program is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the International Trade and Technology Building. Lunch is included.
Conducted by the TeleCommunity Resource Center, an independent nonprofit organization, the Internet Road Show is designed to raise awareness of the economic advantages higher-speed Internet access and electronic commerce can provide families, businesses and communities in rural Texas.
"We're glad the TeleCommunity Resource Center has selected UT Pan American as the site for this important program," said Roland S. Arriola, UTPA vice president for External Affairs.
"We have always had a strong focus on economic development in this region, and this program will build on that. We are also working on the EmpowerNET community networking project, which ties in with Internet access in rural South Texas."
The program will include a number of topics, including Internet access, availability of advanced services and public sector funding. It is hosted by State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. (D-Brownsville), State Rep. Juan Hinojosa (D-McAllen) and Hidalgo County Judge Eloy Pulido.
For reservations or more information, call 1-800-571-7811.