PARTNERS IN EDUCATION Comment on the Verizon-Massachusetts Decision

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Association of Partners in Education

    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by
 Daniel W. Merenda, President and CEO of PARTNERS IN EDUCATION:
 
     "Access to affordable telecommunications services has taken on heightened
 importance with the growing use of telecommunications in the delivery of
 education. PARTNERS IN EDUCATION believes Verizon's entry into the long
 distance market in Massachusetts will foster a more robust competitive
 environment that will drive prices down for schools and families."
 
 

SOURCE National Association of Partners in Education
    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by
 Daniel W. Merenda, President and CEO of PARTNERS IN EDUCATION:
 
     "Access to affordable telecommunications services has taken on heightened
 importance with the growing use of telecommunications in the delivery of
 education. PARTNERS IN EDUCATION believes Verizon's entry into the long
 distance market in Massachusetts will foster a more robust competitive
 environment that will drive prices down for schools and families."
 
 SOURCE  National Association of Partners in Education