Protecting Public Airwaves

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June 10, 2019 Voqal welcomes the Ex Parte from the United States Department of Education that urges the Federal Communications Commissions to retain the educational benefits of Educational Broadband Service (EBS). The following statement can be attributed to Voqal director of telecommunications strategy, Mark Colwell. “Today’s filing by the U.S. Department of Education is welcome

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June 5, 2019 Today, Voqal shared its opposition to the proposal from the Federal Communications Commission to impose an additional cap to the Universal Service Fund (USF) budget. Mark Colwell, Voqal director of telecommunications strategy, made the following statement: “Voqal strongly opposes the FCC’s proposal to arbitrarily impose an overall cap on the Universal Service

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May 31, 2019 In this month’s telecommunications policy update, Voqal’s Mark Colwell highlights the recent national attention that EBS has been receiving.  As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) inches closer to a suspected draft Report and Order regarding Educational Broadband Service (EBS) in the coming weeks, a growing number of media outlets have published stories

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May 16, 2019 Voqal welcomes the research presented yesterday at the National Collaborative for Digital Equity’s 2nd Annual Invitational Summit by the Schools Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition and Dr. Raul Katz. This research clearly demonstrates the economic benefits of awarding the remaining wireless Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licenses to Tribal Nations and educational

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May 14, 2019 Yesterday, Voqal joined a group of organizations that includes Mobile Beacon, North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation (NACEPF), National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), Public Knowledge and Schools Health and Libraries and Broadband (SHLB) Coalition in filing a request that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) delay making a decision in the Educational Broadband

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May 10, 2019 On Wednesday, May 15, Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will release the results of a study conducted by Dr. Raul Katz demonstrating the economic benefits of awarding Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licenses to educational institutions and Tribal Nations. EBS is a valuable public resource that is at the core of

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May 9, 2019 Yesterday, Voqal joined more than 800 groups in submitting a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that voices strong support for keeping Educational Broadband Service (EBS) educational and licensing the unassigned EBS spectrum to educational institutions and Tribal Nations. The signatories include schools, nonprofits and other organizations dedicated to addressing the

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March 22, 2019 Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), recently convened a hearing titled “The Impact of Broadband Investments in Rural America.” The hearing focused on ways to improve the quality and expand the availability of rural broadband. Voqal, in conjunction with

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March 21, 2019 On March 7, the Schools, Health & Library Broadband Coalition (SHLB) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing titled “Window of Opportunity: How EBS Spectrum Can Close the Digital Divide.” The event featured a variety of speakers who have successfully implemented Educational Broadband Service (EBS) programs or who want access to new EBS licenses.

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February 20, 2019 The annual conference for the National Educational Broadband Service (EBS) Association (NEBSA), was held in Tampa this week. This year’s conference offered a variety of panels related to EBS regulatory policy, wireless technology, the wireless industry and the good EBS is doing. Voqal’s own John Schwartz participated in a panel titled “Washington

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