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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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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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