Mobile Beacon to Donate Broadband Security Systems to Schools Pilot program aimed at improving safety, learning

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Beacon (http://www.mobilebeacon.org), one of the nation's leaders in providing low-cost 4G mobile broadband service is today announcing a new pilot grant program that donates a broadband security camera system to qualified schools or school districts in select areas of the country.

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Grant recipients will receive up to four professional-grade security cameras operated over Mobile Beacon's 4G WiMAX service that will help enable 24 hour a day monitoring of selected areas to help deter unauthorized access.  

"These cameras, although a non-traditional use of broadband access, still play a crucial role in a school's educational mission," said Katherine Messier, Director of Broadband Services for Mobile Beacon. "They help foster a safe learning environment for students, teachers and administrators by ensuring only authorized personnel will be present in the school building," Ms. Messier added.

This grant program is available in a total of 51 cities in 22 states including:
Mobile, AL; Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, Phoenix, AZ; Hot Springs, Little Rock, AR; Fresno, Palm Springs, Santa Rosa, Yuba City, CA; Colorado Springs, Denver, La Junta, CO; Bradenton, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Melbourne, Ocala, Sarasota, FL; Hilo, Kona, HI; Boise, ID; Fort Wayne, South Bend, IN; Des Moines, IA; Emporia, Great Bend, Hays, Salina, KS; Holt, Lansing, MI; Atlantic City, NJ; Albuquerque, NM; Columbus, Toledo, Youngstown, OH; Enid, Lawton, OK; Lancaster, York, PA; Providence, RI; Memphis, TN; Austin, Killeen, Waco, Sherman, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Kennewick, Seattle, Spokane, Yakima, WA.*

To apply for a grant an interested school or district should complete a grant application on Mobile Beacon's website and submit a cover letter detailing how this security system would be used.

Mobile Beacon continues to expand its service area, recently adding 38 cities in 18 states.

About Mobile Beacon

Mobile Beacon is a pioneer in offering fourth generation (4G) mobile broadband services exclusively to education and nonprofit organizations across the United States.  Mobile Beacon was created by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has more than 20 years experience serving the educational community and one of the largest national educational broadband service providers in the country.  Through an agreement with Clearwire, Mobile Beacon provides high-speed data services and mobile Internet access to educational and nonprofit organizations.  For more information, visit www.mobilebeacon.org.

* Mobile Beacon's service and grants may be limited by coverage, availability, and other restrictions or factors. In many cities where this grant is available, there is a very limited coverage area where Mobile Beacon's 4G service is available. Details on which cities offer limited coverage vs. commercial coverage is available at www.mobilebeacon.org/coverage.

Contact:

Katherine Messier,


(401) 934-0500



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