As the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, finding solutions to the digital divide are becoming even more urgent. The United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development recently issued a report reflecting on the past ten years of working toward narrowing the gap. One area covered in the report is how the industry has pivoted to address the concerns created by COVID-19.
The pandemic has highlighted the need for increased Internet connectivity for all. With schools and organizations operating remotely, expanded options for connectivity are needed. As a provider of mobile hotspots to nonprofits, social welfare agencies, and schools, Mobile Citizen continues to deliver Internet access to those most in need.
An excerpt from the report highlights the impact of Mobile Citizen during this important time.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Americans to work, learn, and entertain themselves from home. As a result of social distancing, there is significant increased interest in mobile hotspot programmes, which can provide Internet quickly and affordably to families. Mobile Citizen, an EBS (Educational Broadband Service) success story is one such programme.
Championed by a Voqal, a national collaboration of EBS licensees, Mobile Citizen provides low-cost mobile Internet with unlimited data plans exclusively to nonprofit organizations, educational entities, and social welfare agencies. Mobile Citizen’s service is available nationwide.”
Mobile Citizen is honored to be featured in this internationally renowned report and looks forward to the commission’s ongoing effort to address such issues in the coming decade. In the meantime, Mobile Citizen will continue to provide quick, low-cost remote access solutions that are easily implemented and can make an immediate impact.