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Voqal is dedicated to helping our staff and their families, our partners, and our community stay healthy by doing whatever is needed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. In order to assist in controlling the impact of the novel coronavirus, we are taking a number of preventative measures. Remote Working: Starting March

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This week we finish up our series celebrating Black History Month with a spotlight on another inspiring Black leader we are fortunate to work with, Coalition of Communities of Color’s Marcus C. Mundy. Mundy is the executive director at the Coalition of Communities of Color, a racial equity-focused, 19-member organization focusing on issues of social

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Last week, several representatives of Voqal attended the National EBS Association (NEBSA) annual conference in La Jolla, California. NEBSA chief operating officer, Lynn Rejniak, kicked off the conference with the 1972 Albert Hammond classic “It Never Rains In Southern California” as it rained outside the conference room. Some commented that it was only fitting, given

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2019 was another busy year for Voqal. Despite a hard-fought campaign to #SaveEBS by Voqal and many of our allies, the FCC ultimately voted to privatize Educational Broadband Service (EBS), in essence removing the educational benefits of this valuable public resource. In addition, Voqal saw the departure of some great leaders including board member Garlin

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Voqal has always focused on doing its part to create a more socially equitable world. We tackle this mission in a number of ways including supporting nonprofits and individuals that use media and technology to empower the politically, economically and socially disenfranchised. We invest in social justice-oriented entrepreneurs and provide them the resources and space

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Voqal recently participated in the TIED Leadership Roundtable’s Fourth Annual Symposium, Elevating Equity. TIED (which stands for Talent, Inclusion, Engagement and Diversity) is a global diversity leadership roundtable that engages organizations with a Colorado presence in collaborative dialogue about diversity, inclusion, employee engagement, employee network groups, recruitment, retention and career/leadership development initiatives. It focuses on

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Voqal’s Education Opportunity Project (EOP) seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps by providing capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and organizations working to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged populations. In this month’s Education Opportunity Project feature, we take a look at EOP investee, MathTalk. MathTalk uses augmented reality, designated installations and a mobile app

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The newly-renamed Benton Institute for Broadband & Society has released a new report titled Broadband for America’s Future: A Vision for the 2020s. The report, authored by Benton senior fellow, Jonathan Sallet, is a magnum opus of broadband policy for the forthcoming decade. Jon Sallet, along with Adrienne Farris, recently appeared on the Community Broadband

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Voqal is excited to announce the release of its 2019 Annual Report. As we’ve stated many times in the past, as a collective of EBS licensees, Voqal is committed to using the airwaves to benefit the public. With resources afforded by spectrum use agreements, we make grants and impact investments, expand internet access and digital

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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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