4YOURMISSION – A Blog by Mobile Beacon

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


    (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


  (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 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


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


  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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SHLB Wrap-up: Ideas Exchanged, Pilot Libraries Awarded


    We’re completely energized from the recent Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) 2015 Annual Conference! SHLB is made up of like-minded nonprofit and commercial organizations that support open, affordable, high-capacity broadband connections for community anchor institutions (CAIs) and their surrounding communities.

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Mobile Beacon helps give immigrant adult learners the tools they need to succeed.


    Article by Larry Britt of RIFLI Computer Science & Social Media Coordinator The RI Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) is a 16-year-old-adult education agency and we primarily serve immigrants – approximately 250 a year.  We offer an educational continuum from beginner English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to Career and College Transitions preparation.  We partner with many libraries, […]

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Mobile Beacon is helping provide free, at-home Internet access to over 10,000 NYC patrons.


  The Library Hotspot lending program was first piloted by New York Public Library (NYPL) over the spring 2014 using 100 Wi-Fi modems with unlimited 4G data plans provided through Mobile Beacon. The catalyst for the pilot began after a survey of patrons revealed that 55 percent of those utilizing free Internet and computers in NYPL’s branches did not have […]

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Closing the Digital Divide in Kansas City


  Did you know 70% of children in the Kansas City School District do not have Internet access at home? That’s one statistic the Kansas City Public Library is working hard to change. They have launched the Digital Inclusion Coalition – regional nonprofit, government and businesses leaders whose goal is to increase Internet connectivity and digital […]

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Happy Connected Educator Month!


This month is Connected Educator Month (CEM) which supports President Obama’s education initiative called ConnectED. It is designed to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the digital age through next-generation broadband and high-speed wireless in their schools and libraries within five years.

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