Mobile Beacon Partners with Sprint on the Largest U.S. Library Internet Lending Pilot


Mobile Beacon, a national Educational Broadband Service (EBS) provider of low-cost, 4G mobile Internet access for schools, libraries and nonprofits, has teamed with Sprint to distribute 10,000 mobile hotspots through New York City’s…

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NYC Mayor Announces Library Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending Program


Mayor de Blasio, New York City’s three library systems, and Google today announced a $1 million donation from Google for an innovative…

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Cities hope to boost broadband with the new Next Century Cities coalition


Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents…

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New York Public Library’s Pilot Program Lends Wi-Fi Hotspots to Patrons


“For Those in the Digital Dark, Enlightenment Is Borrowed From the Library” by Jim Dwyer which appeared in the July 9 edition of the New York Times covers how the library and its partners provide wireless access that residents without internet access can…

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“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…

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Mobile Beacon Launches Pilot with Ashley Park School in Charlotte


Today, on the second annual Digital Media Literacy Day, the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte is partnering with Ashley Park Elementary School…

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