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AEP Foundation donates $100K to "No Child Left Offline" program

November 17, 2006

FRANKFORT, KY – Many children and families without home computers will soon have access to the Internet and Worldwide Web through a grant from the American Electric Power Foundation and Kentucky’s No Child Left Offline (NCLO) initiative.
 
Today, Tim Mosher, president and COO of Kentucky Power, presented $100,000 to NCLO on behalf of the Foundation, which is funded by American Electric Power (NYSE: ADP) and its utility operating units, including Kentucky Power.
 
The grant will be used to refurbish and distribute approximately 500 state-owned computers to sixth-grade students in Lawrence, Carter and Morgan Counties who do not have home computers. NCLO will work with local schools and social agencies to determine computer recipients.
 
"We are pleased to present No Child Left Offline with this grant on behalf of the American Electric Power Foundation," said Mosher. "Through this grant hundreds of school children in our service area will now have the means to take advantage of the Worldwide Web and the many educational and cultural opportunities it presents."
 
The American Electric Power Foundation’s donation to No Child Left Offline confirms what Kentuckians already know," said Connect Kentucky president and CEO Brian Mefford. "Home computers are essential tools for all Kentucky learners. This donation will effectively serve hundreds of Kentucky Power households and assist in bringing these households into the Information Age."
 
Today, approximately 215,000 Kentucky children live in homes without computers. NCLO is designed to help those families by providing access to technology where the need is greatest. For many families, owning a computer is the first step to reaching the opportunities available through the Internet.

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Ronn Robinson
Corporate Communications
502.696.7003

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