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SHLB Coalition, CoSN, Mobile Beacon, SETDA, Voqal, and Hundreds of Signatories Petition the FCC to Save EBS

May 8, 2019

Over 800 public interest, education and commercial signatories emphasize that keeping EBS educational is vital to close the homework gap Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2019) – Today, 830 signatories representing educational institutions, rural operators, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, anchor institutions, individuals and public interest groups from 48 states and the District of Columbia united in […]

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Open Letter to DOJ & FCC on Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

April 18, 2019

The 24 signatories below represent a diverse group of companies, trade associations, labor organizations and public interest groups, united in opposing the above-captioned merger. Nearly one year ago, T-Mobile announced plans to acquire Sprint. If allowed to proceed, this transaction would consolidate the nation’s wireless market from four to just three carriers, lead to price increases for virtually […]

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Connections at the library

March 25, 2019

The Charleston libraries have begun offering internet hotspots for checkout in an effort to connect the area’s students to the internet. The libraries recently added 121 hotspots to their inventory. Cardholders can check out the broadband-capable bricks from any of the library’s locations. Today, students need an internet connection to do their homework on most […]

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Austin Public Library expands ‘Wi-Fi HotSpot Lending’ program

March 21, 2019

After a successful pilot at the Southeast Branch location, the Austin Public Library (APL) is expanding its “Wi-Fi HotSpot Lending” program to include 10 branch locations. The program, which originally launched in mid-December and ran for six weeks, lets library customers check out active Wi-Fi hotspots. Read the full article at KVUE.com. 

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NACEPF and Mobile Beacon Statement Regarding Hill Briefing, “Windows of Opportunity: How EBS Spectrum Can Close the Digital Divide”

March 7, 2019

“I thank the SHLB Coalition for organizing this briefing to educate our policymakers about the ways Educational Broadband Service (EBS) is being used today to provide much-needed broadband access to anchor institutions, students, low-income families, and rural Americans. Today, EBS remains the only licensed spectrum available for educational institutions to connect their communities. In areas […]

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Can Tapping Into Unused Broadband Spectrum Boost K-12 Connectivity?

Feburary 27, 2019

School advocates hope that a proposal under consideration by the Federal Communications Commission to tap into a largely unused portion of broadband spectrum will boost students’ access to high-speed internet connectivity. The FCC is considering an array of ideas that it says will overhaul and “rationalize” outdated regulations for how the spectrum is governed, so […]

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Rural Americans Stand to Lose in Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

February 14, 2019

BY CARRI BENNET & KATHERINE MESSIER February 14, 2019 One of the central challenges facing our country today is the growing divide between rural and urban America. As many economists have noted, rural areas are increasingly lacking the opportunities for job creation and growth that are found in our big cities. That gap is bad […]

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Senate Democrats Press for Hearing on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

January 24, 2019

Several Democratic senators voiced concern today over impacts of T-Mobile’s $26 billion agreement to acquire rival wireless service provider Sprint, and requested a hearing on the merger. At the same time, rural wireless carriers expressed their opposition to the deal. In a letter to chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, […]

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5 U.S. senators urge hearing on T-Mobile/Sprint merger

January 24, 2019

Opposition to T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint is growing. A group of five Democratic U.S. senators sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee urging them to hold a hearing to examine the potential impact of the deal on consumer choice and competition in the wireless market. “The merger of T-Mobile and Sprint would […]

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More rural carriers announce opposition to Sprint/T-Mobile merger

January 24, 2019

Washington, D.C., January 24, 2019 – More wireless companies serving predominantly rural consumers today joined the 4Competition Coalition, illustrating the growing opposition to the Sprint/T-Mobile merger from rural businesses and advocates. Western New York-based Blue Wireless and Alabama-based Pine Belt Cellular announced their opposition to the deal, as did Mobile Beacon, a wireless provider that serves more […]

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