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JONES COMPUTER NETWORK DEBUTS MONDAY MAY 17

 ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The new cable programming service, Jones Computer Network (JCN), will begin airing as a 14-hour weekly programing block on Mind Extension University (ME/U): The Education Network at 8 p.m., EDT, Monday, May 17.
 "The launch of Jones Computer Network is an exciting step in the evolution of the cable television industry as it moves into the digital era," says Glenn R. Jones, CEO of Jones International, Ltd., corporate parent of Jones Computer Network. "JCN will be a multimedia network, offering computer novices the opportunity to learn about the technology, and computer experts information on the latest in technology development."
 Coinciding with the launch of the cable network will be the introduction of the JCN Bulletin Board System, which any computer user with a modem can access. Additionally, JCN information will be available on Prodigy, CompuServe and America On-Line.
 In the future, JCN also will be interacting with its audience via Electronic Mail and Voice Mail systems.
 The JCN cable network will kick off May 17 at 8 p.m. EDT with New Media News, a one-hour news program featuring computer industry news ad information.
 New Media News will be followed by MAC-TV, a one-hour industry information program, which will air Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Other programming featured during JCN's first week on the air will be six hours of computer literacy courses from the George Washington University, a New Media Industry Report on Lotus spreadsheets, PCTV and a ComputerWorks program on computer basics.
 In June, the Jones Computer Network programming block on ME/U will be expanded by two hours a week and new programming will be added.
 Jones Computer Network is a basic cable television network dedicated solely to computer-related programming for the purpose of increasing computer literacy. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jones International, Ltd., the parent company of 17 active subsidiaries in the communications industry, primarily related to cable television.
 Mind Extension University (ME/U): The Education Network is the only 24-hour basic cable television network offering distance education. Through affiliations with more than 25 universities and other providers of distance education the network offers live, interactive high school courses; personal and professional development programs; and graduate and undergraduate courses and degree programs, including an M.B.A., four Bachelors Completion Degrees, an M.A. in Library Science and an M.A. in Education and Human Development.
 ME/U and JCN were founded by Glenn R. Jones, CEO of Jones International, Ltd. and author of the book Make All America a School.
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 /CONTACT: Andy Holdgate of Jones Computer Network, 303-784-8702, or (evenings, weekends) 303-791-9214/


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