Lawsuit: 250 Chicago-area schools, libraries to lose affordable Internet access


More than 250 Chicago-area schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations will lose affordable Internet access in early November, according to a lawsuit filed this month against Sprint.

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Why 10,000 low-income Philadelphians might soon lose access to the internet


After purchasing Clearwire three years ago, Sprint is shutting down the WiMAX network that powers Clearwire’s CLEAR internet service so it can focus on LTE, the 4G network that has emerged victorious over WiMAX. Sprint plans to shutter CLEAR on Nov. 6. If that was too much telecom jargon for you (it was for us, […]

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Nonprofits Seek Emergency Injunction to Stop Sprint’s Shutdown And Keep 300,000 Americans Online


The nonprofit organizations that manage Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen have filed an emergency request with a Massachusetts state court asking it to stop the Sprint Corporation from its plan to shut off broadband access to more than 300,000 vulnerable Americans on November 6.

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Nonprofits using WiMAX sue Sprint, alleging violation of contracts ahead of network shutdown


Sprint is facing a lawsuit from two nonprofit groups that have been providing mobile WiMAX Internet service to low-income students and families. The groups allege that they had been offering unlimited WiMAX service to more than 300,000 customers, and with Sprint’s impending shutdown of the legacy Clearwire WiMAX network next month, are being pushed to accept LTE data service that will throttle the speeds of customers after they hit a cap of 6 GB of data, in violation of their contract with Sprint.

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Nonprofits sue Sprint as shutdown of WiMax network approaches


The dispute and lawsuit were triggered by the pending shutdown of Sprint’s WiMax wireless network. WiMax was Sprint’s first foray into faster mobile Internet speeds but has since been supplanted by faster LTE, or Long Term Evolution, technology.

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Sprint to Cut 300,000 Americans’ Broadband Access, Lawsuit Charges


The Sprint Corporation is planning to shut off broadband access to more than 300,000 vulnerable Americans next month, according to a lawsuit filed today in Massachusetts.

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Bridging the Tech Gap


The internet has transformed our access to business, education, and government services, directing us to computers when we need to find a job, do homework…

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5 Questions With Katherine Messier


Katherine Messier, managing director of Mobile Beacon in Johnston, talks about the company and its mission with Providence Business News.

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Missouri library to provide home Internet access to students.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Public Library in Missouri is set to give out 25 free mobile hot spots to Kansas City Public Schools students for the next school year.

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Mobile Beacon Sprints Forward


We are in the process of transitioning to the Sprint LTE network to bring you more coverage & faster speeds in addition to other benefits. It’s very exciting news, and we want to keep you informed every step of the way.

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