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AOLTW aids 9-11's K-12 victims; Cable Center gets $5 M

Wed, 03/20/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

The AOL Time Warner Foundation donated $250,000 to The After School Corp. to help K-12 students in Manhattan who were most affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The funding, for programs in public schools south of Manhattan's Canal Street, ultimately will help build after-school programs for more than 2,500 students, the company says. The programs are designed to ease parental worries and let students play and learn in a nurturing, informal environment. …

A group of former Daniels & Associates employees and other individuals pledged nearly $5 million to The Cable Center to name its great hall after Bill Daniels. The pledges also will fund an educational foundation in Daniels' honor. The total consists of $2 million from employees and others, and $2.5 million in matching funds from an anonymous group. …

Blonder Tongue Laboratories will be the exclusive distributor for Third Millennium Technologies ' new data solution line of products. The system consists of a media access switch and intelligent outlets for deploying high-speed data services to multiple dwelling unit cable providers. TMT will supply three trial systems to BT by May 1. The exclusivity rights will expire at the end of January 2003, then be renewed each quarter, depending on sales. …

Bridgewater Systems, a provider of Internet access control software, named Derek Smyth as CEO. Smyth was COO at Ironside Technologies Inc.

Scot D. Burris has joined Grande Communications as VP and GM for the company's Austin and San Marcos operations. Burris was president and CEO of Mobilidex and corporate director of sales at Knology.

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