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

October 28, 2015

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

October 27, 2015

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

October 26, 2015

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

October 16, 2015

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

October 15, 2015

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

October 14, 2015

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

September 1, 2015

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

August 19, 2015

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.

June 5, 2015

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

May 13, 2015

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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