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Mobile Beacon Awards Digital Inclusion Grants to Chelsea District Library & Bartram High School

November 21, 2016

(Johnston, Rhode Island) November 21, 2016 – Mobile Beacon announced today that it has chosen Chelsea District Library in Chelsea, MI and Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant for educators. The grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots, and free, mobile, unlimited 4G […]

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Collaboration Provides Computers & Internet to 100 Greenlee Elementary Families

November 8, 2016

With the help of a few community-focused organizations, Greenlee Elementary will provide free computers and Internet hotspot devices to 100 Greenlee families this week. The computers and hotspots will be distributed to the students’ families on Wednesday, November 9, at 5:30pm, at the school’s campus at 1150 Lipan St. A local nonprofit business PCs for […]

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Mobile Beacon Awards Digital Inclusion Pilot Grant to Rockford Housing Authority and LifeSTEPS

October 31, 2016

(Johnston, Rhode Island) October 31, 2016 – Mobile Beacon announced today that it has chosen Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) in Illinois and LifeSTEPS (Life Skills Training & Educational Programs) in California as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant. The grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots, and free, mobile, unlimited […]

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Low­-Cost Computers and Internet Access Helps More Low­-Income Families and Nonprofits in Colorado

August 1, 2016

The Denver branch of PCs for People is moving to a new retail location at 1548 W Alameda Ave Denver, CO, 80223 effective Aug. 1. With a new storefront and plans for additional warehouse space, PCs for People is working hard to expand its reach beyond the Denver Metro Area, bringing low-cost computers and high-speed […]

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Ready, Set, College Surprises First-gen Students With Laptops, College Advice

August 11, 2016

Nearly 75 first-generation college students left with the tools they need for their first days of college—including a laptop and mobile hotspot. These students, the first in their family to attend higher education, learned about how to navigate college—from financial aid and picking a major to having confidence in class—at Ready, Set, College on Saturday […]

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Coffey: Library offers more than just books

July 26, 2016

Have you been to the library lately? If not, then you might be spending money on technology, online services and resources that you can access for free with your library card. Libraries have always been in the business of providing access to information and resources. This hasn’t changed, but the delivery of resources and services […]

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Mobile Beacon commends FCC’s decision to modernize Lifeline

April 1, 2016

JOHNSTON, R.I., April 1, 2016 – Mobile Beacon, a national Educational Broadband Service (EBS) provider of low-cost, 4G LTE mobile Internet access for schools, libraries and nonprofits, supports the FCC’s landmark vote yesterday to modernize the Lifeline program. This decision will help pay for critically-needed Internet service that connects low-income Americans to education, jobs, healthcare, commerce, and […]

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Once-threatened low-cost Internet gets new life in Twin Cities

March 31, 2016

Just before midnight Thursday, an aging national wireless-broadband network is scheduled to wink out of existence forever.

Last year, it seemed like this would be catastrophic for some 14,000 low-income Twin Cities households, which had long depended on this Sprint network for affordable Internet access.

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On Eve of Sprint WIMAX Shutdown, Mobile Beacon & PCS For People do Final Push to Keep Low-income Twin Cities Residents online

March 29, 2016

Hundreds of people are expected at PCs for People’s St. Paul office on Tuesday, March 29. There Mobile Beacon and PCs for People will make a final push to help as many vulnerable individuals and families as possible retain their Internet access before Sprint’s permanent shutdown of WiMAX services on March 31.

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FCC Proposes Subsidy to Close Broadband Gap

March 10, 2016

Chairman announced a US$2.25 billion plan to expand the federal Lifeline subsidy program to help low-income consumers afford broadband Internet service.

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