4YOURMISSION – A Blog by Mobile Beacon

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel: 1 in 5 Students Fall into Homework Gap

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel: 1 in 5 Students Fall into Homework Gap

October 24, 2016

Earlier this month, Mobile Beacon joined our friends at the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) in Washington, DC to educate our lawmakers about why it’s so important to ensure our schools, kids and communities are able to connect to fast and reliable internet service. At the Capitol Hill briefing, we heard from FCC Commissioner […]

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Together, we kept more than 260,000 people online – and counting!

April 27, 2016

It is amazing what a group of committed and passionate people can do! At the end of last year, Mobile Beacon finally had the ability to transition our community of school, library, and nonprofit users to Sprint’s 4G LTE network. With only 90 days before Sprint’s WiMAX network was permanently shut down, our small staff […]

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Spring Forward: National Digital Inclusion Efforts on the Rise

April 21, 2016

Having worked on digital inclusion programs for the last six years, it’s hard to contain our excitement about the huge leaps forward that have occurred in the first three months of 2016. It seems like we’re finally beyond the “It’s 20XX, doesn’t everyone have access to technology?” and “Isn’t Internet access like cable, great to […]

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5,000+ Low Income Twin Cities Residents Now Online with LTE!

April 5, 2016

  Last week, on the eve of the WiMAX shutdown in the Twin Cities, Mobile Beacon was on site in St. Paul with our partner, PCs for People (PCP), to help remaining low-income Twin Cities residents get online with our new 4G LTE service. It was a busy day right from the start. Before PCs […]

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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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