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SMALL BUSINESS BROADBAND INITIATIVE LAUNCHES WEDNESDAY

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Released: April 6, 2010

ADVISORY
Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th Street, S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D. C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS CONTACT:
April 6, 2010
Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253
Email: mark.wigfield@fcc.gov

SMALL BUSINESS BROADBAND INITIATIVE LAUNCHES WEDNESDAY

The Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan recommends
development of a public-private partnership to provide technology training and tools for small,
disadvantaged businesses and small and medium sized enterprises in low-income areas. The
Plan found that broadband can be a transformational force for these businesses and their
surrounding communities. On Wednesday, a partnership will be announced between the Small
Business Administration, SBA's volunteer arm, known as SCORE, and key private partners.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will attend the event and give remarks. The partners will
discuss plans for training, technical support, low-cost equipment and business applications, and
other measures to help make these businesses competitive in the digital age and provide jobs in
their communities.

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Exhibition showcase opens at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

The Ronald Reagan Building
Polaris Suite
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC

WHO:

Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC
Karen Mills, Administrator, Small Business Administration
Ken Yancey, CEO, SCORE
Representatives from AT&T, Best Buy, Cisco, Constant Contact, Google, HP,
Intuit, Microsoft, Skype, and Time Warner Cable Business Class.

WEB:

http://www.fcc.gov/live
Please register in advance. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made
upon request. Contact: FCC's Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at fcc504@fcc.gov or
202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
-FCC-
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the FCC to submit a National
Broadband Plan to Congress that addresses broadband deployment, adoption, affordability, and
the use of broadband to advance solutions to national priorities. Read the Plan at
www.broadband.gov/

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