SOURCE: Network Foundation Technologies, LLC

August 12, 2008 15:00 ET

U.S. Senator Landrieu to Tour and Speak at Louisiana Tech University

RUSTON, LA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - On August 14, 2008, United States Senator Mary Landrieu will be visiting and speaking at the Biomedical Engineering Building located on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Senator Landrieu will address the exciting economic opportunities happening in North Louisiana. Upon conclusion of her speaking engagement Senator Landrieu will tour the offices and Broadcast Operations Center of Network Foundation Technologies (NFT), a high tech startup firm located in the Humana Wing of the Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center. NFT, which is focused on "bringing television to the Internet," has developed a revolutionary distributed online broadcasting technology that dramatically lowers the cost of broadcasting television-style programming to large audiences. In addition to attracting investment dollars from Silicon Valley technology investors and New York based content distributors, NFT has been the recipient of several highly competitive National Science Foundation small business grants. Network Foundation Technologies was founded in 2001 by Dr. Mike O'Neal, the Larson Professor of Computer Science at Louisiana Tech, and Marcus Morton, a Louisiana Tech MBA Graduate. NFT currently employs more than 40 with offices in Ruston, Shreveport and Los Angeles, California.

Senator Landrieu's speaking engagement is open to the public and the press is encouraged to attend. The event is scheduled to begin at Noon on Thursday, August 14 at the Biomedical Engineering Building, 818 Nelson Avenue, Ruston, LA. Ms. Corre Stegall, Vice President for University Advancement, will make opening remarks, and Mayor Dan Hollingsworth will welcome the Senator to the City of Ruston. Senator Landrieu will then speak and take questions.

About Network Foundation Technologies, LLC

Network Foundation Technologies, LLC (NFT: pronounced 'NiFTy') is a name that is quickly becoming synonymous with the online broadcasting of large, live events to world-wide audiences. NFT's scalable distributed broadcast solution avoids the pitfalls inherent in peer-to-peer file sharing systems, such as storing content on end-users' computers and constant use of their broadband Internet connection. The company's patented technology used in its NiFTy Online Television™ product is the most efficient and successful method for enabling distributed video broadcasting over the Internet. For more information please visit

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    John Grindley
    Vice President of Operations