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Constant Contact Joins SCORE Consortium To Improve Broadband For Small Businesses

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 4/6/2010

Constant Contact has joined the broadband access consortium put together by SCORE.

Marketing and online survey provider Constant Contact has joined a partnership with small business counselor SCORE to spur small business growth through broadband access.

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Constant Contact will work with SCORE's network of 12,400 business mentors nationwide to meet the need for improved broadband. This is welcome news for entrepreneurs still waiting for better access.

Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE, said that broadband connectivity "is critical for business success" in the modern marketplace. "We want to make it easier for small businesses to access this technology to create efficiencies, leverage ecommerce, expand marketing, and increase social networking online," he added.

The initiative will focus on better online communications tools and improved web skills, ecommerce capabilities and digital literacy.

Constant Contact is among the consortium founders donating free or discounted applications, services and training to the SCORE Foundation. SCORE will then use the resources to help small businesses leverage the technology to their advantage.

On Wednesday, April 7, SCORE will host a national kick-off event for its public/private broadband consortium in Washington, D.C. According to SCORE's website, the consortium will include remarks from representatives of the Federal Communications Commission and the Small Business Administration, as well as technology experts from Google, Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies.

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