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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 6, 2010
Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253
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
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Exhibition showcase opens at 9:30 a.m.
The Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
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.
Please register in advance. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made
upon request. Contact: FCC's Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at email@example.com
202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
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