Earth Class Mail Invited by Postal Regulatory Commission to Participate in a Hearing on the Future of the Postal Service

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Cameron Powell, VP of Strategic Development, will address questions about the Postal Service's use of alternate or supplemental forms of mail delivery.

We're honored and encouraged by the PRC's invitation

Earth Class Mail™ Corp., the global leader in delivering postal mail online, today announced its acceptance of an invitation from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to testify to the practicality of using "remote-control mail services" that use the Internet and innovative new technologies to improve mail delivery, increase revenues, and reduce costs. The PRC, at the request of the U.S. Congress, is developing a report on universal postal service and the postal monopoly in the U.S., and expert witnesses such as Cameron Powell, VP of Strategic Development at Earth Class Mail, will be testifying on May 21 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

According to the written invitation from the PRC, issues covered at the hearing could include the following:

  • The practicality of using remote-control mail services to provide alternate or supplemental forms of mail delivery in remote areas where traditional mail-delivery services may be costly or infrequent.
  • The possibility of using remote-control mail services from residential locations or within existing post-office lobbies to provide alternate or supplemental forms of mail delivery.
  • The possibility of using remote-control mail services in locations where mail recipients are particularly transient, such as at colleges and universities.
  • The possibility of using remote-control mail services to provide new forms of General Delivery that might be offered by the U.S. Postal Service for difficult-to-service locations or communities.

"We're honored and encouraged by the PRC's invitation," said Ron Wiener, CEO and Postmaster General of Earth Class Mail. "Virtually every European Union postal operator has privatized and most are seriously examining higher margin digital services for recipients of mail, yet the U.S. remains the sole industrialized nation not to do so. The opportunity to create a modern, profitable, and environmentally friendly postal service in this country is real and closer than some might imagine. Clearly the PRC is taking its mandate from Congress seriously."

Mr. Wiener himself will be in Budapest, Hungary, on the day of the hearing, for a presentation at the World Mail & Express Conference, where Earth Class Mail has been nominated for awards in the Innovation and E-Commerce categories alongside some of the largest postal operators in the world.

Earth Class Mail is the world's only online postal-mail delivery service for individuals and businesses that scales to national deployment by postal operators so that any Internet-enabled citizen and business can receive postal mail online.

About Earth Class Mail
Earth Class Mail™ provides the only online postal-mail service designed for individuals, small businesses, enterprises, government agencies, military, and national posts. Users in more than 150 countries now receive their postal mail at one of 20 U.S. addresses, and access it online, 24x7, via http://www.earthclassmail.com. Internationally, the company licenses its technology platform to mail and document outsourcing partners, as well as national posts. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

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