FCC Announces Over $21 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding for Schools and Libraries

The Federal Communications Commission committed over $21 million in a new funding round through the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program, which provides digital services for students in communities across the country. The funding commitment supports applications from the third application window, benefitting approximately 40,000 students across the country, including students in Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. 

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Community Partnership Chat: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Join Verizon’s Michelle Arrington for a discussion with Dr. Caree Cotwright, Patricia Reagan and Erin Barger–representatives of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The Food Bank exhaustively serves communities across the region–providing access to nourishing food and comprehensive relevant educational programs. To learn more about how the organization distributes more than 13 million pounds of food to individuals in need and what the future holds, watch the video!

Community Partnership Chat: Goodie Nation

In another installment of our Community Partnership Chat series, Verizon’s Michelle Arrington sits down with Goodie Nation’s founder and CEO Joey Womack to talk about how he and his organization uplifts entrepreneurs and help them develop products for nonprofits around the country. Goodie Nation helps to create relationships between these entrepreneurs and various organizations, leading them to career success. Watch the full video to learn more about Goodie Nation.

5G and MEC Use Case: Morehouse College | Verizon

Using Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, Beame is enabling Morehouse College, an HBCU, to offer students and prospects a high fidelity co-presence experience with super low-latency. Using Beame’s application on their smartphone or AR headset, students and prospects can be teleported into an XR experience and interact with Morehouse ambassadors and admissions staff in near real-time.

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