Voqal Promotes Wireless Competition in Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Proceeding

November 14, 2018 Voqal believes telecommunications policy should be focused on ensuring the country’s telecommunications resources and infrastructure contribute to a socially equitable world for all. This goal of equity in telecommunications extends to those who control our nation’s electromagnetic airwaves or “spectrum” – a vital public resource that has been increasingly licensed and concentrated Read More

Voqal Asks FCC to Deny Proposed Merger Between T-Mobile and Sprint

August 29, 2018 Voqal, a collaboration of five nonprofits that hold Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licenses, filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to deny the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint as currently proposed. Voqal believes the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger raises numerous questions. But one that may not come immediately to Read More

Voqal Submits Comments Encouraging the FCC to Preserve and Modernize EBS

August 9, 2018 Voqal filed comments yesterday in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Voqal, filing on behalf of its five nonprofit owners and Mobile Citizen, welcomes the long-awaited decision by the FCC to revisit the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) rules. This rulemaking is a unique opportunity Read More

2017 Annual Report Spotlight: Independent Spectrum Helps Build Community

January 24, 2018 As part of our ongoing series featuring stories from our FY 2017 annual report, this week we take a look at another of Voqal’s initiatives aimed at providing EBS Spectrum holders an ally, Independent Spectrum. In the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast, not too far from Tampa Bay, you’ll find a lush, Read More

Voqal Urges FCC to Revisit EBS Rules

October 2, 2015 Voqal, on behalf of Mobile Citizen, filed a reply comment with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the Commission to revisit Educational Broadband Service (EBS) Rules for the benefit of education and reducing the digital divide. In its filing, Voqal urged the FCC to: Update and modernize EBS Rules Open up opportunities to Read More

Voqal President John Schwartz Leads Media Briefing Call on Upcoming Spectrum Auction

By: Kristen Meador August 20, 2014 Following up on his recent commentary in Current, Voqal President John Schwartz participated in a media briefing call hosted by The Media Consortium on the upcoming spectrum auction. The Media Consortium is an international network of over 70 leading independent progressive journalism organizations. In the call, John discusses the Read More