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Abilene Public Library now has WiFi hotspots available

05/09/2022

To better meet the needs of the area, the Abilene Public Library has purchased WiFi hotspots with a federal grant. The hotspots are intended for students to use when they do not have access to WiFi, but any adult can borrow the hotspots for up to two weeks. “It’s a good opportunity to try it […]

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Livingston County Library to begin loaning wi-fi hotspots to patrons

03/24/2022

The Livingston County Library recently received an LSTA Technology Mini-grant grant for the library’s Technology Reboot Project that included the purchase of 10 new hotspots that will be available to the public beginning April 1, 2022. Mobile wi-fi hotspots are portable and allow up to 12 devices to connect to the internet at the same […]

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Grant will help library expand Wi-Fi

02/15/2022

The Lewisboro Library Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, and in light of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announcement that the statewide mask mandate for indoor establishments would be lifted on Thursday, Library Director Cynthia Rubino announced that masks are now voluntary but encouraged, especially for the unvaccinated. Ms. Rubino said that after speaking […]

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Mobile Beacon Awards Two Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grants

12/08/2021

Wi-Fly Grant Recipients Will Use the Granted Technology to Support Community Mobile Beacon’s Annual Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant is designed to work hand-in-hand with community organizations to create digital inclusion programs that provide the internet and technology to combat the digital divide. Together, Wi-Fly grantees help connect people to this vital tool to improve their […]

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Library Notes: WiFi hotspots offer connectivity in Waterford

10/29/2021

Thanks to federal grant funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act administered by the Connecticut State Library, we will be launching a new service in November: WiFi hotspots. Our six new Mobile Beacon hotspots offer internet access for up to 10 connected devices using Sprint’s network providing coverage across North America. Cardholders may check […]

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Mobile Beacon is Now Accepting Applications for the Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant Deadline to Apply is September 30, 2021

09/09/2021

Mobile Beacon is calling on all Community Anchor Institutions to apply for the Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant. Nearly 6% of Americans do not have access to high-speed internet and rely on local organizations to provide this essential tool. The grant provides 25 laptops and 25 mobile hotspots with free, mobile, and unlimited mobile broadband service […]

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4 Examples Of The Best Digital Access Initiatives

08/04/2021

The relationship between people and computers has greatly evolved in the last 30 years. Not only are electronic devices a tremendous part of work and play but also a necessary tool in the world of education—especially within the last year. For this reason, many individuals and organizations have donated their time, expertise, and funding to […]

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Mobile Beacon awards community grant to The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center

05/14/2021

Mobile Beacon is celebrating 10 years of providing high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations. In honor of this anniversary, Mobile Beacon is providing 10 community grants to local and national organizations in support of their missions and the incredible work they do in their communities. […]

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Mobile Beacon awards community grant to Information Technology Disaster Resource Center

05/11/2021

Mobile Beacon is celebrating 10 years of providing high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations. In honor of this anniversary, Mobile Beacon is providing 10 community grants to local and national organizations in support of their missions and the incredible work they do in their communities. […]

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St Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) gets grant to support digital inclusion in the Twin Cities

05/07/2021

Mobile Beacon is honored to provide a community grant in celebration of this anniversary to SPNN’s Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps program in St. Paul, MN. We are honored to support SPNN in its mission to empower people to use communications and technology to make better lives, use authentic voice, and build common understanding.  […]

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