News Release

Cisco Systems Unveils "Connected Communities" Event in Albuquerque

Cisco Announces Completion of Initial Implementation of First IP Network for Navajo Nation
Apr 12, 2006

Cisco Systems is hosting an executive breakfast panel, moderated by industry analyst Jim Metzler of Metzler and Ashton, followed by site visits to local customer sites to showcase how Cisco networking technology is heralding a new way of living and working.

Attendees will hear directly from decision makers representing a diverse group of Albuquerque's public and private sector organizations. Panelists and guest speakers include Albuquerque's Mayor Martin Chavez and the City's CIO Clint Hubbard, as well as representatives from the Navajo Nation, Albuquerque Public Schools, ABQ Rapid Ride, First Community Bank and Laguna Development. All of these organizations are using Cisco technology to improve the way Albuquerqueans live, work, learn and play.

Carolyn Purcell, director of Cisco's Internet Business Services Group (IBSG) and former CIO for the state of Texas will provide an overall update on Cisco's Internet-based technology and the "Connected Communities" program.

WHEN:     Tuesday, April 18th beginning at 7:45 a.m. Mountain Time.

WHERE:     Panel presentation will take place at the Hyatt Hotel Albuquerque at 330 Tijeras Street. A live audio web conference of the morning session is available at:

WHO:     This event is for members of the media and Cisco customers only.

MEDIA REGISTRATION:     Register online at:

CONTACT:    Rob Lopez, Cisco Public Relations, 408-525-1285 or 408-391-3993, or email at