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Mobile Beacon

July 2, 2020

Mobile Beacon decided to mark a company milestone with giving back to a charity that helps sick kids in our area, and Lindsay talked to the President and a recipient of the grant. See the full story at turnto10.com. 

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Mobile Beacon Stands Behind the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 11, 2020

“The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have sparked powerful protests in communities across our country and throughout the world. These protests have reignited much needed attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. We, both individually and as a society, need to recognize the debilitating and enduring injustices that systematic racism […]

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Refurbished computers help narrow the digital gap

May 20, 2020

PCs for People evens economic odds in this day and age when computer access is all—think Internet information and e-mail communication—but many of us can’t afford one. Also, gone is the time of searching for a job or finding a home by getting a newspaper and combing through classifieds ads. By the time you do, […]

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Mobile Beacon is Proud to Extend Our Commitment to the Keep Americans Connected Pledge to June 30th

May 4, 2020

Mobile Beacon is proud to announce it has extended its commitment to FCC Chairman Pai’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge until June 30, 2020. “COVID-19 has greatly magnified the inequities created by the digital divide,” Katherine Messier, Executive Director, Mobile Beacon said. “Mobile Beacon remains committed to providing reliable internet access as stay-at-home orders and distance […]

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Public-private partnerships provide internet connection for students

April 28, 2020

On the evening of March 15, fewer than 24 hours before the start of a new academic week, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced that schools would close at least through the end of the week to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Hundreds of school districts and thousands of educators around the state raced against the […]

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West Branch Middle School Awarded Grant to Help Close the Homework Gap

April 15, 2020

BELOIT — West Branch Middle School received the Connect for Success Grant from Mobile Beacon, which will give kids access to internet service who do not currently have it. WBMS Librarian, Megan Woods read about the Mobile Beacon program and immediately applied in hopes of bringing internet service to students who do not have access. […]

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205 more ISPs join Pai’s ‘Keep Americans Connected Pledge’

March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced that 205 additional broadband and phone service providers have taken the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, bringing the total number of companies to 390. By taking the Pledge, each of these companies has committed for the next 60 days to (1) not terminate service to any […]

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Mobile Beacon is Proud to Join FCC Chairman Pai’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge

March 19, 2020

Mobile Beacon is proud to join our fellow broadband providers in pledging our support of FCC Chairman Pai’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge.  “We recognize that these are extraordinary times,” Katherine Messier, Executive Director, Mobile Beacon said. “As social distancing mandates and lockdowns are in effect, we know that the need for reliable internet access is […]

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MLK Academy granted 25 laptops to be awarded to select students

March 10, 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio — Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Boys has received an influx of new laptops thanks to a grant. The school was the only institution in the Toledo Public Schools district to apply for the $6,000 grant. See the full story at nbc24.com. 

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Bridging the Gap Partnership Distributed 200 Computers and Mobile Internet to Ohio Jobseekers

March 3, 2020

Digital Equity: Making sure  individuals and families have equal access to technology – vital tools for full participation in today’s society. Access to technology is essential to educational success as well as workforce and community development. Bridging the Gap is a nonprofit-led initiative of PCs for People and Mobile Beacon that helps community anchor institutions […]

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