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SCORE Launches Small Business Consortium for Broadband Adoption by Small Business
Apr 06, 2010 (06:04 PM EDT)
Media Event for SCORE Public/Private Broadband Consortium on April 7
WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" announces the nationwide kick-off of a public/private consortium to develop training, tools and resources to help America's small businesses compete in the Internet age by using broadband technologies. Learn more at www.score.org/broadband_event_2010.html.
Fortune 500 Companies and leading technology firms join SCORE as consortium founders: AT&T, Best Buy, Cisco, Constant Contact, Google, HP, Intuit, Microsoft, Skype and Time Warner Cable Business Class. Supporters include DRT Strategies and Engage. Their donations to The SCORE Foundation will help SCORE continue small business mentoring and training to help grow 1 million small businesses by 2017.
On March 16, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched The Broadband Plan. Learn more about The Broadband Plan at www.broadband.gov and the SCORE Broadband Consortium at www.score.org/broadband.html.
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and workshops. More than 12,400 volunteer business counselors in 364 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the web at www.score.org and www.score.org/women.
CONTACT: Christine Banning, Vice President of Communications, +1-800-634-0245; firstname.lastname@example.org