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in Protecting Public Airwaves

The future of 5G has important ramifications for expanding high-speed internet access across the country and bridging the digital divide. In the following post, Voqal’s director of telecommunications strategy, Mark Colwell takes a deeper look at the future of this emerging technology.  Earlier this month, the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) hosted its 10th annual technology

in Making Grants

Unidos MN is an immigrant-led, multigenerational, Latinx-based community organization that builds power for gender, racial and economic justice. It has a vision of a Minnesota where Latinxs are achieving their fullest potential. It believes that by doing this, it contributes to the wellbeing and the prosperity of all Minnesotans, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, immigration

in Increasing Internet Access

At Voqal, we believe one of the biggest challenges facing the country is the delivery of affordable broadband service to all Americans. Unfortunately, too many Americans still lack affordable access today. The focus of the so-called “digital divide” has primarily been in rural areas, where broadband simply isn’t offered by any provider. This market failure

in Offering Fellowships

Nick Guthman is a former Voqal Fellow and is the co-founder and executive director of Blue Future. Below he shares some reasons why you should apply for the 2020 Voqal Fellowship.  It was a cold, rainy day in December of 2017 when I received an email from Voqal. It said, “you have been selected to

in Making Grants

Brave New Films champions social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference. From exposing the private prison crisis to helping middle-class and poor workers to understand where their tax dollars are going, its groundbreaking social media campaigns

in Investing for Educational Impact

Voqal is excited to announce its recent sponsorship of Science with Sophie. The $50,000 sponsorship will help to support the production of the innovative show’s next season. New York-based Science With Sophie is a STEM science show and curriculum geared toward children ages 4 to 8 that strives to make science fun and accessible to

in Protecting Public Airwaves

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has claimed on multiple occasions that closing the digital divide is his top priority. But a variety of decisions, including a recent proposed rule change to implement a funding cap for the Universal Service Fund (USF) – the largest digital divide subsidy program in the U.S. – significantly

in Voqal

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

in Making Grants

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,

in Making Grants

Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. It challenges injustice, holds corporate and political leaders accountable, commissions game-changing research on systems of inequality and advances solutions for racial justice that can transform our world. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Color of Change mobilized and supported a growing network of

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