BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin will tour a public computer center at Coppin State University in Baltimore.

The senators will join U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Friday to announce a new web portal to help increase computer and Internet skills in the United States.

They will tour the Coppin Heights-Rosemont Family Computer Center, which is funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. The program is a recovery act initiative that is investing $4 billion in building or upgrading broadband networks and enhancing public computer centers. The initiative is administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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