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Public-private partnerships provide internet connection for students

April 28, 2020

On the evening of March 15, fewer than 24 hours before the start of a new academic week, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced that schools would close at least through the end of the week to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Hundreds of school districts and thousands of educators around the state raced against the […]

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West Branch Middle School Awarded Grant to Help Close the Homework Gap

April 15, 2020

BELOIT — West Branch Middle School received the Connect for Success Grant from Mobile Beacon, which will give kids access to internet service who do not currently have it. WBMS Librarian, Megan Woods read about the Mobile Beacon program and immediately applied in hopes of bringing internet service to students who do not have access. […]

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205 more ISPs join Pai’s ‘Keep Americans Connected Pledge’

March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced that 205 additional broadband and phone service providers have taken the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, bringing the total number of companies to 390. By taking the Pledge, each of these companies has committed for the next 60 days to (1) not terminate service to any […]

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Mobile Beacon is Proud to Join FCC Chairman Pai’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge

March 19, 2020

Mobile Beacon is proud to join our fellow broadband providers in pledging our support of FCC Chairman Pai’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge.  “We recognize that these are extraordinary times,” Katherine Messier, Executive Director, Mobile Beacon said. “As social distancing mandates and lockdowns are in effect, we know that the need for reliable internet access is […]

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MLK Academy granted 25 laptops to be awarded to select students

March 6, 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio — Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Boys has received an influx of new laptops thanks to a grant. The school was the only institution in the Toledo Public Schools district to apply for the $6,000 grant. See the full story at nbc24.com. 

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Bridging the Gap Partnership Distributed 200 Computers and Mobile Internet to Ohio Jobseekers

March 3, 2020

Digital Equity: Making sure  individuals and families have equal access to technology – vital tools for full participation in today’s society. Access to technology is essential to educational success as well as workforce and community development. Bridging the Gap is a nonprofit-led initiative of PCs for People and Mobile Beacon that helps community anchor institutions […]

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Lake Dallas library offering hotspots for checkout

February 18, 2020

The Lake Dallas Public Library has launched a new program to circulate mobile hotspots to their patrons. The library has nine mobile hotspots, which they will circulate to the public for a period of two weeks at a time. “A substantial number of households in our area are without reliable internet or internet service at […]

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Lake Dallas Public Library launches hotspot lending program

February 17, 2020

The Lake Dallas Public Library has launched a new program to circulate mobile hotspots to its patrons. The library has nine mobile hotspots, which it will circulate to the public for a period of two weeks at a time. “A substantial number of households in our area are without reliable Internet or Internet service at […]

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Red Wing Public Library now lending hot spots

February 3, 2020

RED WING — The Red Wing Public Library, like most libraries, is in the business of lending. Now a new item is available to be checked-out: a internet hot spot. Randy Decker covers public services for the library. He explained that the library had considered buying hot spots for a few years, but in the […]

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Emporia part of program helping low-income families access technology

January 28, 2020

In 2019, Bridging the Gap distributed 879 computers and 606 mobile hotspots with three free months of internet service to over 800 students and their families. The distribution events occurred in seven communities across the country – Youngstown, Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, Waco, Texas, Temple-Killeen, Texas, Emporia, Salt Lake City, Utah, and South Bend, Indiana. Bridging […]

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