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Voqal recently made several exciting changes to the Voqal website. Recent changes include: A more streamlined and visually appealing #makingairwaves blog. A better organized and visually refreshing news section. Updated leadership and management pages. In addition, our management page now includes staff members from all levels of the organization. Voqal’s mission and vision are featured

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New Florida Majority works to create an inclusive multiracial, multilingual and multicultural movement that seeks to unite people across economic, racial, religious and gender lines through a shared love of a democracy that serves all. It centers federal, state and local legislative conversations and policies around those who have been historically kept at the margins,

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In mid-July, the FCC voted to strip education from the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum band, the only slice of public airwaves dedicated to educational purposes. One of the major complaints from the educational community about the FCC’s rush to a partisan 3-2 vote was the lack of a conclusion in the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. What

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July 16, 2019 Last week, Voqal attended Netroots Nation in Philadelphia with the 2019 Voqal Fellows to wrap up another successful Voqal Fellowship cohort. As a first-time sponsor, Voqal was particularly excited for this year’s conference. As usual, Netroots Nation did not disappoint. The day before Netroots Nation, Voqal started things off on a high

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July 15, 2019 Voqal is proud to announce that it has promoted Adam Miller to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Miller will oversee the principal operations and business activities administered at Voqal ensuring they are consistent with Voqal’s strategy and mission. He will also provide strategic leadership to all areas

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April 25, 2019 This month, Voqal says farewell to longtime philanthropy advisor, Hollis Hope, as she leaves us to begin the next phase of her life in France. For nearly a decade, Hollis has served as Voqal’s senior philanthropy advisor and has been responsible for strategy, program development and impact assessment for Voqal. Throughout 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 8, 2019 A cold front was not the only thing to descend on Austin this week. Thousands of teachers, administrators, Ed-tech companies, policy-makers and venture capitalists, among others, also arrived for the annual SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Armed with winter coats and notepads this community of lifelong learners – including several Voqal board

in Protecting Public Airwaves, Voqal

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

in Protecting Public Airwaves, Voqal

February 15, 2019 Voqal has long been an advocate for using Educational Broadband Service (EBS) to empower communities and connect the unserved and underserved. All Americans deserve an opportunity to participate in digital society. Unfortunately, far too many Americans lack true broadband access. According to the FCC’s 2018 Broadband Deployment Report, about 24 million Americans

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