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A Tightly Focused Mission Can Produce Much Broader Effects

October 13, 2017

By Katherine Messier, Mobile Beacon Founder & Director Seven years ago, I founded Mobile Beacon to help nonprofit organizations maximize their impact with the greatest communication tool of our time, the internet. My ­vision was to empower nonprofits to work more efficiently with $10 per month anytime, anywhere internet access. Read more at Providence Business […]

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Mobile Beacon Technology Empowers Nonprofits, Those in Poverty

September 22, 2017

Since its founding by Executive Director Katherine Messier in 2010, nonprofit Mobile Beacon has extended low-cost, high-speed mobile, internet-access service to nonprofits, schools, libraries and homes across the country. In arguably its biggest accomplishment, the company started the first-ever library hotspot lending program in 2012 with the Providence Community Library, allowing patrons to check out […]

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Mobile Beacon is Now Accepting Applications for the Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant

September 5, 2017

JOHNSTON, R.I., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mobile Beacon is now accepting applications for its Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant. The grant provides 25 laptops and 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots with free, mobile, and unlimited 4G LTE internet access for one year. Mobile Beacon’s Wi-Fly grant is valued at $20,000. The grant is open to schools, libraries, nonprofits, […]

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Mobile Beacon Calls for Wi-Fly Grant Applications

September 13, 2017

JOHNSTON – Mobile Beacon, a wireless-service provider that offers discounted internet access for schools and nonprofits, is now accepting applications for its annual Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant. The grant, valued at $20,000, provides each recipient with 25 laptops and 25 Wi-Fi hotspots with free, unlimited 4G LTE mobile internet access for one year. Read the […]

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Mobile Beacon is Now Accepting Applications for the Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant

September 5, 2017

(Johnston, Rhode Island) September 5, 2017 – Mobile Beacon is now accepting applications for its Wi-Fly Digital Inclusion Grant. The grant provides 25 laptops and 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots with free, mobile, and unlimited 4G LTE internet access for one year. Mobile Beacon’s Wi-Fly grant is valued at $20,000. The grant is open to […]

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Mobile Beacon Welcomes Angelo Miccoli as Director of Operations and Administration and Cristina Graham as Program Director

August 30, 2017

(Johnston, Rhode Island) August 29, 2017 – Mobile Beacon is pleased to announce that Angelo Miccoli and Cristina Graham are joining the organization. Miccoli joins Mobile Beacon as the Director of Operations and Administration. In this role, he oversees the operations, finance, customer service, human resources, and information technology functions of the organization. Miccoli brings […]

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Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Shows Potential At Riverside Regional Library

August 3, 2017

It’s been two weeks since Riverside Regional Library started offering portable Wi-Fi hotspots for the public to check out, and the service has already proven itself to be a valuable asset to the community. The library currently has five hotspots that are in circulation, which were bought with general operating funds through partnered nonprofits, TechSoup […]

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Portable internet hotspots available at Riverside Library branches

August 1, 2017

Riverside Regional Library now has a way for people to connect to the internet anywhere they can connect to a Sprint cellular tower. Wi-Fi portable hotspots are available to check out at the library, said director Jeff Trinkle. The devices can be checked out for seven days at a time by all Riverside Regional Library […]

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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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