“Get Connected” Digital Literacy Initiative Graduates 25 Public Housing Residents
In a well-attended ceremony held at the Manton Heights Community Center on Monday afternoon, the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) and its partners celebrated the accomplishments of 25 adult public housing residents who have completed an “Internet Basics” training course as part of the “Get Connected” initiative. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Launches Pilot with Ashley Park School in Charlotte
Mobile Beacon partners with the Knight School, Project LIFT, EveryoneOn, and One Laptop Per Child to launch a pilot that will provide at-home Internet access to low-income families with students enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Lowers Price on its 4G Hotspots and Wi-Fi Modems by 45%
Mobile Beacon has lowered its prices on its 4G mobile hotspots and Wi-Fi modems. On average, this amounts to a 45% cost reduction on these 4G devices for educational and nonprofit organizations. The savings come from lower prices being offered by Mobile Beacon’s equipment supplier. As a nonprofit committed to making broadband services affordable for other nonprofits, Mobile Beacon is passing these savings on to its customers. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Presenting at American Libraries Live Tablets & Mobile Apps Webinar
Mobile Beacon will be participating in a live panel discussion on how mobile tech is opening up a world of possibilities for librarians! .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Presenting at Schools and Libraries Broadband Reform Seminar
The Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition will be hosting the Schools and Libraries Broadband Reform Seminar on October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one-day seminar will focus on key issues in the FCC's E-rate Modernization proceeding and the ConnectED Initiative. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Lowers Prices on All 4G Modems
Mobile Beacon has lowered its prices on all 4G modems and hotspots. On average, this will result in a 33% cost reduction on 4G devices for nonprofit organizations. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Expands Disaster Relief Donation Program to OK and TX
Oklahoma and Texas now join the list of eligible states where schools, libraries and other nonprofits can receive up to 26 donated 4G devices. Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island (states that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy) are also eligible for the same donation. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Selected to be Part of SETDA's Emerging Private Sector Partnership
Mobile Beacon was selected to be one of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) inaugural cohort of education startup partners. The companies making up the first cohort were selected from a pool of applicants based on their status as an emerging company, capacity to leverage technology to serve a need in PreK-12 or pre-service education, and their potential to scale on a state-wide and multi-state basis. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon and Digital Wish Partner to Give $10/month Data Plans and Free 4G Modems to Educators
Mobile Beacon is launching its 4G mobile broadband donation program for educators on DigitalWish.org. The program helps schools provide 24/7 mobile connectivity for teachers and staff, and offers a method to provide out-of-school Internet access to underprivileged students at an affordable rate. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Expands 4G Mobile Broadband Donation Program On TechSoup.org
Starting today, Mobile Beacon is donating up to 11 donated 4G devices per year to qualified 501(c)3 nonprofits, schools, and libraries. Eligible devices include a Wi-Fi modem, a USB modem, and a mobile hotspot. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Lights Up Jenks Park: A Central Falls Free Wi-Fi Initiative
Mobile Beacon is partnering with the City of Central Falls on the "Light Up the Park" Free Wi-Fi Initiative. The purpose behind the partnership is to help make next-generation mobile broadband service accessible to community. With free Wi-Fi access, visitors to Jenks Park can not only enjoy the outdoor setting, but also stay connected and productive with real-time access to information. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Receives the Bridging The Gap Virtie Award in Education
Mobile Beacon is honored at The Foundation for Florida Virtual School’s Inaugural Opening Doors to the World Awards Celebration. The event honored those who have been instrumental in opening doors to educate students in Florida, the United States, and around the world. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Named The Official 4G Provider for ISTE 2012
Mobile Beacon will be the official 4G mobile broadband provider for ISTE 2012, one of the world’s premier education technology events. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon & TechSoup Announce New 4G Mobile Broadband Offering
Mobile Beacon is now part of TechSoup’s Product Donation Program, offering one free 4G device to qualified nonprofits to connect to their 4G service. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Sponsors Innovation in Education Award
Winning schools to receive free laptop, 4G mobile hotspot and one year of service .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Exhibiting at FETC 2012 in Orlando.
Mobile Beacon will be exhibiting at FETC 2012, one of the nation’s premier educational conferences. Stop by to visit us at Booth 911 during the Expo. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Donations Top 1,000,000 in 2011! Thousands of Laptops and 4G Mobile Devices Donated in 50 Markets.
Mobile Beacon is announcing total charitable donations of more than $1,000,000 in 2011. The 4G service provider has achieved this milestone through the success of two grant programs offered to schools, school districts, and higher education institutions in more than 50 cities across 23 states. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Named The Official 4G Provider for ISTE 2011
Mobile Beacon will be the official 4G mobile broadband provider for ISTE 2011, one of the world’s premier education technology events. .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Announces New Grant Aimed at Improving Safety, Learning in Schools.
Mobile Beacon is announcing a new pilot grant program that donates a broadband security camera system to qualified schools or school districts in select areas of the country. Grant recipients will receive up to four professional-grade security cameras .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Donates Laptops and Modems to Help Disadvantaged and At-Risk Students.
Mobile Beacon is today announcing a new grant program that donates laptops, modems, and Internet service. Qualified educational entities in select areas of the country will be eligible to receive up to 25 laptops and modems .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Expands Service to Underserved Areas.
Mobile Beacon expands service on a limited basis to 38 new cities across 18 states, including many underserved, rural parts of the country where next-generation, high-speed mobile broadband may be either unavailable or cost-prohibitive .... Read more
Mobile Beacon Brings Affordable 4G Mobile Broadband to Nonprofits.
Mobile Beacon offers unlimited 4G mobile broadband service exclusively to educational entities and nonprofits through its unique technology assistance grant program .... Read more
Mobilizing the Educational Sector with 4G Technology Assistance Grants.
Mobile Beacon, a provider of 4G mobile broadband Internet in the education and nonprofit sectors, brings schools affordable, high speed access and a commitment to helping them implement practical learning applications through customized pilot programs .... Read more