06.05.2014Personal Tech

Verizon Partners With Philadelphia Business Incubators on Broadband Initiative

In support of Philadelphia’s business incubator community, Verizon recently announced details of a unique initiative that is providing the company’s ultra-fast FiOS Quantum Internet Service free for one year to three regional business incubators, giving them a powerful tool to help area start-ups successfully launch their businesses.

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County and Education Design Studio Inc. will use Verizon’s FiOS Quantum Internet service to efficiently serve their clients with a rock-solid, reliable broadband service.


 

“This initiative is a great way help these business incubators foster and produce a variety of successful companies that create jobs, energize our communities, and bring innovative services and products to consumers,” said Tim Smith, Verizon region president for Pennsylvania/Delaware. “Verizon understands that reliable high-speed Internet access is a critical tool these incubators need to assist their clients. With our FiOS Quantum Internet service, we’re challenging these incubators to come up with

This initiative is a great way to help these business incubators foster and produce a variety of successful companies that create jobs.


In a recent survey by Verizon and Small Business Trends, small businesses owners and managers in the Philadelphia metro area were asked to rank the technology tools they consider essential to their business. The vast majority of respondents (89 percent) said their high-speed Internet connection is their most essential tech tool, followed by their Internet website (74 percent) and their desktop PC (73 percent).
 

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