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2017 40 Under Forty winners chosen

June 16, 2017

Providence Business News has chosen the winners for its 13th 40 Under Forty program, to be honored Thursday, July 20, at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick. The women and men to be recognized in the 2017 edition of the competition were chosen from nearly 200 applicants, the most submissions PBN has ever received, and they will be […]

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Panel at Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition Calls Attention to Online ‘Stars’ and ‘Cliques’

June 7, 2017

Providing broadband service to schools, libraries and other nonprofit organizations is more difficult than commercial customers because of the way they struggle with funding, said Katherine Messier of Mobile Beacon at a Friday panel at the 2017 conference of the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition. Mobile Beacon, a nonprofit educational broadband provider, offers a […]

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Mobile Beacon is Now Accepting Applications for Connect for Success Grants

March 9, 2017

(Johnston, Rhode Island) March 9, 2017 – Mobile Beacon is now accepting applications for its Connect for Success grants. The grants provide up to 25 laptops and 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots with free, mobile, and unlimited 4G LTE internet access for one year, which is valued at $20,000. All eligible schools, colleges and universities […]

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Familias reciben computadoras gratis, usted también puede beneficiarse

January 19, 2017

Familias de Denver recibieron computadoras gratis, usted también puede beneficiarse. Rafael Contreras con el informe. Watch the news story at Univision.

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Mobile Beacon Awards Digital Inclusion Grants to Chelsea District Library & Bartram High School

November 21, 2016

(Johnston, Rhode Island) November 21, 2016 – Mobile Beacon announced today that it has chosen Chelsea District Library in Chelsea, MI and Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant for educators. The grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots, and free, mobile, unlimited 4G […]

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Collaboration Provides Computers & Internet to 100 Greenlee Elementary Families

November 8, 2016

With the help of a few community-focused organizations, Greenlee Elementary will provide free computers and Internet hotspot devices to 100 Greenlee families this week. The computers and hotspots will be distributed to the students’ families on Wednesday, November 9, at 5:30pm, at the school’s campus at 1150 Lipan St. A local nonprofit business PCs for […]

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Mobile Beacon Awards Digital Inclusion Pilot Grant to Rockford Housing Authority and LifeSTEPS

October 31, 2016

(Johnston, Rhode Island) October 31, 2016 – Mobile Beacon announced today that it has chosen Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) in Illinois and LifeSTEPS (Life Skills Training & Educational Programs) in California as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant. The grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots, and free, mobile, unlimited […]

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Low­-Cost Computers and Internet Access Helps More Low­-Income Families and Nonprofits in Colorado

August 1, 2016

The Denver branch of PCs for People is moving to a new retail location at 1548 W Alameda Ave Denver, CO, 80223 effective Aug. 1. With a new storefront and plans for additional warehouse space, PCs for People is working hard to expand its reach beyond the Denver Metro Area, bringing low-cost computers and high-speed […]

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Ready, Set, College Surprises First-gen Students With Laptops, College Advice

August 11, 2016

Nearly 75 first-generation college students left with the tools they need for their first days of college—including a laptop and mobile hotspot. These students, the first in their family to attend higher education, learned about how to navigate college—from financial aid and picking a major to having confidence in class—at Ready, Set, College on Saturday […]

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Coffey: Library offers more than just books

July 26, 2016

Have you been to the library lately? If not, then you might be spending money on technology, online services and resources that you can access for free with your library card. Libraries have always been in the business of providing access to information and resources. This hasn’t changed, but the delivery of resources and services […]

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