As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, PCs for People’s mission is to create new opportunities by providing affordable personal computers, computer repairs, internet service, and education to people with limited technological experience due to social, physical, or economic circumstances. Together, Mobile Beacon and PCs for People provides low-income families with affordable home internet access that they can purchase in 3, 6, or 12 months increments depending on their budget. Learn more
TechSoup Global (TSG), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. TSG is working towards the day when every nonprofit and social benefit organization on the planet has the technology resources and knowledge it needs to operate at its full potential. Mobile Beacon’s donation program on TSG provides 4G LTE mobile broadband hotspots to eligible nonprofits, charities, schools and libraries throughout the US. Learn more
Through Digital Wish, teachers make technology wishes, and donors make those wishes come true with contributions. Since August 2009, Digital Wish has granted over 30,400 classroom technology wishes through its online network of over 62,000 teachers, and delivered over $13 million in technology products to American classrooms directly impacting over 500,000 students. Mobile Beacon’s donation program on Digital Wish provides free 4G LTE hotspots to schools, saving them tens of thousands of dollars each year. Learn more
Mobile Beacon is a member of the The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). NDIA is a unified voice for local technology training, home broadband access and public broadband access programs. We work collaboratively to craft, identify and disseminate financial and operational resources for digital inclusion programs while serving as a bridge to policymakers and the general public. Learn more.
Mobile Beacon is a member of the SHLB Coalition, an organization that promotes government policies and programs to enable schools, libraries, health care providers, other anchor institutions and their communities to obtain open, affordable, high-speed, broadband connections to the Internet. SHLB develops and supports policies to improve broadband connectivity for anchor institutions and their communities in all regions of the country – urban, suburban and rural. Learn more.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. In 2013, SETDA selected Mobile Beacon as one of its inaugural private sector partners in recognition of the value our broadband service provides to educators. Learn more.