Discussing the Future of EBS at Annual NEBSA Conference

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 Read More

Telecommunications Policy Update: Unleashing the Power of EBS in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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 Read More

BISC Looks to the Road Ahead in 2019

February 11, 2019 Last week, the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) held its annual Road Ahead conference at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. Not only was it the biggest conference in BISC’s history, but it also took a bold new approach to make the event a valuable and insightful experience for the attendees. This year’s Read More

Happy National Inventors Day: Celebrating Voqal Fellows

January 25, 2019 In this month’s entry in Voqal’s grantmaking blog series, Director of Grantmaking Brenda Sears looks forward to National Inventors Day by highlighting three past Voqal Fellows and their projects focused on advancing social change. Storm from the X-Men was right when she said “we live in an age of darkness, a world Read More

New Media Ventures Announces 2019 Open Call

January 16, 2019 Voqal grantee, New Media Ventures recently announced its 2019 Open Call for applications. New Media Ventures invests in movements, technology and media that power the future. Its focus is on scalable solutions from diverse, mission-driven teams. New Media Ventures’ Open Call is looking for startups that are focused on four critical areas. Read More

Voqal Says Goodbye to Board Member Garlin Gilchrist II

January 8, 2019 As we start 2019, we say farewell to Voqal board member, Garlin Gilchrist II who resigned from the board in December after being elected Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. Garlin joined Voqal in 2011 and has spent the past eight years providing his valuable insight and leadership during a time of great change Read More