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Voqal’s Director of Telecommunications Strategy is participating in a panel during National Digital Inclusion Alliance‘s Digital Inclusion Week (DIW).  Clever, an education company that provides a platform for digital learning, is hosting and moderating (Amie Ninh) the online panel. It will take place at 11:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, October 7. The conversation is focusing

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At Voqal, creating a more socially equitable world is at the core of everything we do. That includes the work of Voqal project, Mobile Citizen. It provides low-cost mobile internet with unlimited data plans exclusively to nonprofit organizations, educational entities, and social welfare agencies. We believe that making internet access available, and the opportunities it

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Late last week, Voqal joined a coalition of organizations urging Congress to create a program that provides vouchers to low-income individuals to purchase a tablet or computer. This program would enable low-income families to connect to the internet and access the opportunities provided by that connectivity. According to the letter sent to the U.S. Senate

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Today, the U.S. Senate passed a long-overdue infrastructure bill that includes a historic investment in broadband deployment, affordability, access, and equity. The $65 billion broadband section contains four sections to tackle broadband access and adoption problem. Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Grant Program ($42.45 billion) This provision creates a $42.45 billion matching grant program for

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Voqal’s mission is to advance social equity by creating an educated and engaged public. A key element of realizing this goal is making sure everyone has access to the affordable, high-speed internet that is increasingly important to participate in our society. That’s why Voqal project, Mobile Citizen exists. It provides low-cost mobile internet with unlimited

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Last week, Voqal joined over 170 organizations asking Congress to invest in universal, future-proof broadband. According to the letter: “It is time to act to end the digital divide forever by passing a national broadband infrastructure program that will deliver universal, affordable, 21st century ready access.” “All across the nation, gaps in accessible and affordable

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Last week, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Rob Portman (D-Ohio), and Angus King (R-Maine) reintroduced the Digital Equity Act. The Digital Equity Act of 2021 strengthens federal support for efforts to help ensure students, families, and workers have the information technology capacity needed to fully participate in society. This legislation would achieve this goal by

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Voqal realizes that advancing social equity is an immense undertaking. That is why we take multiple approaches to realize our goal of a more socially equitable world for all. One of those approaches, is Voqal project, Mobile Citizen. It provides low-cost mobile internet with unlimited data plans exclusively to nonprofit organizations, educational entities, and social

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  One of Voqal’s flagship projects, Mobile Citizen, is featured in a recent report issued by the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development (formerly known as the United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development). The report, titled The State of Broadband 2020: Tackling digital inequalities: A decade for action, “provides an important venue to

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Voqal is excited to join our friends at National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) in celebrating Digital Inclusion Week 2020. Digital Inclusion Week, which takes place October 5 – 9, raises awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs. NDIA provides many ways you can engage with this

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