Submitted by Jim Lynch on 8 September 2017 - 1:32pm
Over 500 libraries have now requested Mobile Beacon hotspot product donations through TechSoup. After the Oakland Public Library placed a big donation request, we thought we'd call them to find out how it's going with their hotspot lending program. Here's what we found out.
Submitted by Jim Lynch on 15 December 2014 - 10:05am
We just found out that TechSoup donor partner Mobile Beacon was chosen by the New York Public Library (NYPL) to provide 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspot devices as part of the library's mobile hotspot lending program.
Last summer we covered the big library tech news that mobile hotspot lending is finally getting national press. Libraries across the country have been lending out free Internet access for home use for some time now, but the trend got national attention when the New York and Chicago Public Libraries launched large-scale hotspot lending.
NYPL's program was so successful that the library has massively expanded the program.
Submitted by Jim Lynch on 11 July 2014 - 8:19am