<<July 27, 1999>>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Ben I. Haraguchi <bharaguchi@fsun.org>

Mr. Ichiro Watanabe <iwatanabe@fsun.org>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

(1) Dear Kim:

Many thanks for your msg of 7/26/99.

(2) Pls visit the web of our Tampere event at <www.uta.fi/EGEDL> to find out
the most current schedule of conference presentations and

You can also take a look on the 4th draft of our handout binder at
<http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Handout_Binder/Draft_4.html> -- this will soon be finalized with the 5th draft.

(3) During our Tampere event, pls work closely with Ben to produce a draft
of Conceptual Development" pilot project proposal for your Pacific/Asia
operation of our establishing a global broadband Internet. The
references are;

(a) Your mission statement -- you once sent it to me and Ben,

(b) Ben's mission statement -- see

(c) Your NSF travel grant application,

(d) ABIN Project -- see

(e) Grant application form at <http://www.worldbank.org/infodev>.

Pls try to combine (a) to (c) in the form of (e) as (d) did. During the
event, pls try to work with other team members of the Pacific/Asia
operation to include their specific capabilities and needs. Examples

1. Jack Hyypa's description how the digital TV broadcasting
might be usable in developing countries -- particularly of
its Internet broadcasting approach,

2. Nels Sanddal's description on the application of emergency
medical care in remote/rural areas,

3. Hawaiian group's descriptions on the use of;

a. microwave broadband Internet network,

b. satellite Internet network (e.g, PEACESAT).

FORMAT FOR WORKGROUP REPORTS in the aforementioned handout binder draft.

(4) During our event, pls also work with Ben, me, Tapio and others on the
formation of the programs of our Tokyo conference next April --
particularly on your BTC's involvements in it with programming (with
me), demo of broadband Internet (e.g., videoconferencing, 3D animation,
VRML, distributed simulation, etc.), fund raising for American
educators' and overseas colleagues' attending the conference, etc.

When Ben and I visited Ford Foundation a few weeks ago, they
indicated their willingness to review our proposals. I wish to
have you and Myron come together to visit them in early September.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best, Tak
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Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center and Extended Studies
128 EPS Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Fax: 406-994-7856

Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-986-8131

Mr. Ichiro Watanabe
Senior Advisor
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
Sankyo Bekkan Room 201
1-7-10 Iidabashi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072
Fax: 03-3556-9495

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
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