September 23, 2012 | By Tammy Parker
Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) partner Mobile Beacon promoted its WiMAX service by offering free Wi-Fi in Central Falls, R.I.’s Jenks Park during the city’s Bright Future Festival.
“We hope to be able to provide the city with a long-term solution to keep this service available in Jenks Park, making it a true hotspot that the community can benefit from year-round,” said Katherine Messier, managing director of Mobile Beacon.
Though the gratis Wi-Fi service was available for use by all attendees at the public event, Mobile Beacon provides its WiMAX-based Internet service exclusively to nonprofit, government and educational organizations across the country via broadband technology assistance grants.
During the festival, Mobile Beacon demonstrated how its WiMAX service can help improve safety and security through the use of IP-based high-definition security cameras, a remote monitoring system and real-time access to information.
Through an agreement with Clearwire, Mobile Beacon provides high-speed data services and mobile Internet access to educational and nonprofit organizations. Mobile Beacon, based in North Providence, R.I., was created by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has more than 20 years experience serving the educational community and is one of the largest national educational broadband service (EBS) providers in the country.