LAS VEGAS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) opens the first EMBARQ(TM) Technology and Innovation Center(SM) in Las Vegas at the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club. In addition to modernizing the existing lab with new computers and educational software, the Center is now equipped with new furniture and innovative EMBARQ(TM) products and services, including high-speed Internet as well as local and long-distance phone service, a value of more than $40,000.
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The Center is the latest initiative in the company's ongoing commitment to education and to the communities where it provides communications services. With innovative technology now within their grasp, youth who visit the Center will have educational opportunities they may not have otherwise been able to experience. The Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club is located at 800 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
"It is rewarding to see the EMBARQ(TM) Technology and Innovation Center(SM) come to life," said Angela Quinn, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. "Thanks to EMBARQ's generous donation of advanced technology, our kids now have the world at their fingertips, which will help them improve their education and life skills."
To further the success of the Technology Center and the local Boys & Girls Club, EMBARQ employees will volunteer in a variety of capacities, including mentoring and after-school programs. Many of the volunteers have been involved with the Club for years and now have the opportunity to further their commitment to Las Vegas youth with the opening of the Technology Center.
"EMBARQ is honored to support the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club by offering financial, technological and volunteer resources," said Dan Hesse, EMBARQ Chairman and CEO and a member of the national board of governors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We are pleased that the Center will provide Las Vegas youth with the technological resources necessary to further their education and explore the world around them."
EMBARQ has been a long time supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs and plans to open EMBARQ(TM) Technology and Innovation Centers(SM) at Boys & Girls Clubs in Franklin, Ind.; Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Louisburg, N.C., in January 2007, with several more at locations to be determined later in the year.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, please visit http://www.bgclv.org . To learn more about EMBARQ(TM) products and services, customers may visit their local EMBARQ(TM) store or visit the Web at http://embarq.com .
EMBARQ (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common-sense communications services. The company has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ, which is expected to rank among the Fortune 500, is included in the S&P 500.
For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.
For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes integrated local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.
EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit http://embarq.com .
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas serves more than 18,000 youth ages 5 - 18 in twelve facilities throughout the Valley. Known as "The Positive Place for Kids," the Clubs' full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702-367-2582 or visit http://www.bgclv.org .
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