4YOURMISSION – A Blog by Mobile Beacon

Court Grants Motion by Nonprofits and Sprint to Extend WIMAX Service Through March

January 29, 2016

    (BOSTON) January 29, 2016 – A Massachusetts state court today granted a joint motion to extend a preliminary injunction that temporarily saved Internet access to 1,820 nonprofits, 429 schools, and 61 libraries across the country. The motion was made by six nonprofit organizations who provide broadband access to more than 300,000 vulnerable Americans […]

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Turning the Corner to a New Year

December 23, 2015

  This holiday season, we’re feeling extremely grateful for the support of our customers and excited for the new year to come. It was a particularly challenging year with many unknowns about the future state of our service with Sprint. With your help, a court order, and a lot of tenacity from the Mobile Beacon […]

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Stop Sprint’s Shenanigans. Join Us Friday in DC.

Stop Sprint’s Shenanigans. Join Us Friday in DC.

December 16, 2015

The clock on the 90-day injunction stopping Sprint from cutting Internet access is ticking. And even with the courts stepping in to stop Sprint from shutting off the Internet, Sprint is dragging its heels and filing appeal after appeal.

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Sen. Bob Casey asks FCC to Monitor Shutdown

Sen. Bob Casey asks FCC to Monitor Shutdown

November 24, 2015

Acknowledging “it is critical that the Internet continues to be an affordable tool for those working toward a better life,” Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) urged FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler to closely monitor Sprint’s WiMAX shutdown in a letter dated Nov. 20, 2015.

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Sprint Loses in Court Again

Sprint Loses in Court Again

November 20, 2015

This just in: In an another attempt to subvert the orders of Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders, for sale Sprint asked an appeals court to suspend her decision and force the nonprofits that run Mobile Citizen and Mobile Beacon to pony up a $65 million bond despite her ruling that this was excessive and […]

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Philadelphians Protest Sprint’s Plan to Cut Internet to 300,000 Vulnerable Americans

November 17, 2015

    (PHILADELPHIA) November 17, 2015 – A group of Philadelphia residents took to the streets today in front of a downtown Sprint store to protest the Sprint Corporation’s continued effort to shut off broadband access to more than 300,000 vulnerable Americans – including at least 10,000 Philadelphians.

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Tuesday: Philadelphians Protest Sprint Plan to Cut Internet to 300,000

November 16, 2015

  (PHILADELPHIA) November 16, 2015 – A group of Philadelphia residents will protest the Sprint Corporation’s continued effort to shut off broadband access to more than 300,000 vulnerable Americans, including at least 10,000 Philadelphians, with a protest Tuesday at noon in front of a downtown Sprint store.

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Court Releases Full Decision on Injunction

November 10, 2015

    November 9, discount 2015 A Massachusetts state court today released a full decision explaining the preliminary injunction it issued last Thursday stopping Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network on Nov. 6.

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Sprint WiMax Shutdown Suspended: Mobile Beacon Wins Preliminary Injunction

November 5, 2015

Great news, we have succeeded in stopping the shutdown! Today, a Massachusetts state court granted a preliminary injunction stopping Sprint from its plan to shut off broadband access for more than 300,000 mostly low-income Americans this Friday.

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The Right Time for a National Digital Inclusion Alliance

June 26, 2015

  Guest article by Angela Siefer Director at National Digital Inclusion Alliance I am so happy to announce the creation of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. There is a clear need among non-profit organizations, libraries, schools and other community institutions for a national broadband adoption advocacy organization. Three federal agencies (National Telecommunications and Information Administration […]

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