Schools, library bridging the digital divide in Canandaigua


Wood Library and the Canandaigua school district are partnering to make sure all students have access to the tech they need for schoolwork It’s a digital world, and we’re just living in it. In education, much like in other areas of our lives, we’ve come a long way. Gone are the days of pen and […]

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Mobile Beacon launches disaster recovery programs


JOHNSTON – Nonprofit Mobile Beacon has launched disaster recovery programs for institutions in states hit by hurricanes Florence and Michael. The organization, which provides high-speed, low-cost internet access to facilities such as libraries, schools and hospitals, said it will serve existing customers in FEMA-designated disaster zones in the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia. Read more at […]

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Mobile Beacon digital inclusion program serves Austin


JOHNSTON – Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit-led program of PCs for People and Johnston-based Mobile Beacon distributed computers and internet service to low-income students in Austin, Texas. According to a press release, the computers were distributed in cooperation with the city of Austin and the Austin Independent School District. Through the initiative, 127 refurbished computers […]

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Mobile Beacon Launches Disaster Recovery Program to Assist Community Anchor Institutions with Rebuilding After Hurricanes


Mobile Beacon launched Disaster Recovery Programs to help community anchor institutions such as schools, libraries, nonprofits, and healthcare organizations in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina who were affected by the recent hurricanes. The Disaster Recovery Programs are designed to support affected organizations as they work to rebuild and serve their community. These programs […]

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TechSoup: Get Deep Discounts on Technology for Your Nonprofit


I recently took the helm of an educational science nonprofit. Like any good technocrat, my first instinct was to find tools to automate and streamline our management and communications infrastructure. Just about every major tech company advertises—sometimes loudly, sometimes selectively—that they provide free or discounted services to people doing good work, but finding and accessing those […]

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NACEPF and Mobile Beacon Reply Comments in Response to FCC’s NPRM, Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band


The North American Catholic Programming Education Foundation (NACEPF) and Mobile Beacon submitted additional reply comments on September 7, 2018, in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band. NACEPF and Mobile Beacon applaud the Commission for initiating this proceeding to license new EBS spectrum in areas that have long gone unserved by the commercial […]

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NACEPF and Mobile Beacon Submit Comments in Response to FCC’s NPRM, Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band


The North American Catholic Programming Education Foundation (NACEPF) and Mobile Beacon submitted comments on August 8, 2018, in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band. NACEPF and its subsidiary Mobile Beacon welcome the Commission’s decision to initiate this EBS proceeding, which has the potential to facilitate 5G […]

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COSN Supporting Students & Families in Out-of-School Learning Report


CoSN released an updated version of its digital equity toolkit, titled “Supporting Students & Families in Out-of-School Learning.” The resource, which provides school leaders with strategies to help students and families who do not have adequate Internet access at home, includes a new section on how districts can partner with their local governments and communities to […]

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How Nonprofits Help Digitally Disadvantaged Communities Connect


Researchers at Purdue University maintain that the digital divide is the most critical issue of the 21st century. It is a persistent social problem that hobbles millions of Americans and one that multiple types of nonprofits work on. TechSoup donor partner Mobile Beacon has conducted some very interesting research on how nonprofits are getting digitally disadvantaged […]

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Mobile Beacon part of tech distribution to low-income Colorado families


JOHNSTON – Bridging the Gap, a charitable initiative of PCs for People and Johnston-based internet service provider Mobile Beacon, hosted a computer and mobile-hotspot distribution event May 11 in La Junta, Colo., and will hold another one in Aurora, Colo., May 22. The events are aimed at helping low-income families gain technological tools, Mobile Beacon […]

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