In our last blog post, we talked about the surprising number of Americans without access to the Internet: who they are and what barriers are preventing them from getting connected. One thing experts agree on is that the digital divide has far-reaching consequences at the individual, community, and national level.
That’s why we’re excited to give our blog readers the first chance to take advantage of a new program before anyone else. As part of our i3 Internet Inclusion Initiative, Mobile Beacon has launched a new partnership with EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit focused on eliminating the digital divide. Our low-cost 4G Internet service combined with EveryoneOn’s localized information on low-cost computers and digital literacy training brings together the access, hardware, and training needed to put Americans on the path to opportunity. The program will be publicly announced in late February, but you can sign up right now.
While EveryoneOn has partnered with many local Internet service providers, Mobile Beacon’s offer plays an important role in filling some gaps.
Nonprofits can participate in this program in two ways:
The best part? We designed this program to offer schools and nonprofits the maximum benefit without the administrative burden. EveryoneOn takes care of the individual back-end billing so nonprofits can focus their resources on their mission, not paperwork.
You don’t have to wait for the formal program launch, you can sign up right now. The first step is to become a registered partner of EveryoneOn and prequalify your beneficiaries/membership (employees, board, staff, volunteers, and constituents). Registration is free and only takes a few minutes!
In 5-7 days, EveryoneOn will send you a custom URL (e.g. everyoneon.org/NonprofitName). To make this offer available to your beneficiaries/membership, all you have to do is share the custom URL with them. They’ll be able to select a 4G device and sign up for service directly. EveryoneOn will also provide you with free, custom reports so you can track adoption, retention, and usage over time.
Lastly, spread the word! Feel free to repost our blog, share it on Facebook, and tell your colleagues about it. It’s a great way to close the digital divide and give the underserved members of your community the digital tools they need to succeed.
Visit mobilebeacon.org/everyoneon/nonprofits for details and availability.