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NACEPF and Mobile Beacon Express Concern After FCC Cites Unenforceable Merger Conditions As Reasons to Approve the Anticompetitive T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

May 20, 2019

Following Chairman Pai and Commission Carr’s statements of support for the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, the North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation, Inc. (NACEPF) and Mobile Beacon issued the following statement from Katherine Messier, Executive Director. “It is deeply concerning to us that FCC regulators would express support for a merger absent any structural remedies, like 2.5 […]

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NACEPF, Mobile Beacon, and Public Interest Groups Call on FCC to Delay EBS Rulemaking

May 14, 2019

The North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation, Inc. (NACEPF) and Mobile Beacon joined several public interest groups in filing a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking that a decision in the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) rulemaking proceeding be postponed to give the public more time to provide input on key topics in the […]

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SHLB Coalition Leads Call on FCC to Delay EBS Proceeding

May 13, 2019

In a letter filed today, the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition joined Mobile Beacon, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), the North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation (NACEPF), Public Knowledge and Voqal in asking the Federal Communications Commission to request additional comment on and delay its proceeding to transform the Educational Broadband Service […]

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Hundreds sign petition against FCC’s plan to commercialize education’s wireless service

May 9, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission received a petition with more than 800 signatures on Wednesday urging the federal agency not to commercialize a wireless service that has traditionally been dedicated to serving educational institutions and nonprofits. The petition coincides with an anticipated decision by the FCC to dispense with many of the requirements controlling who can hold a license […]

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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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