BeMoreMobile (BMM) was founded on the principles of establishing technology and workforce inclusion in conjunction with economic prosperity within urban neighborhoods by deploying a scalable CBRS network in which legacy broadband incumbents have denied it over the past decades.
The pilot network will be a Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) utilizing GAA unlicensed 3.5 Ghz spectrum transmitting from the Edmondson Westside Skills Center rooftop. This West Baltimore neighborhood was chosen because of it being one of the least connected neighborhoods in Baltimore City and would be representative of the kind of ‘community-based’ network needed in other unserved neighborhoods to accommodate robust, high speed, affordable services throughout the City.
As the Edmondson Westside Skills Center CBRS pilot network continues to scale, BMM will design and incorporate additional spectrum use such as mmWave, WiFi 6 & 6E, etc., as well as integrate the use of fiber networks from both City government and private sources and evolve into a hybrid wireless/wireline network which scales across Baltimore City and beyond. In addition, BMM will work with other incumbent broadband ISPs to federate the footprint of the newly deployed CBRS network as to provide a seamless interoperable experience across multiple network operators.
Intentional Project Design
BMM understands that closing the digital divide must be done in a manner that addresses many interconnected factors. We designed this project to specifically focus on workforce development and community outreach as a critical part of deploying and managing the network infrastructure.
- Workforce development BMM will develop a program in conjunction with hyperlocal Baltimore City workforce development offices and organizations to uplift and train community-based applicants for telecommunications and broadband opportunities for the pilot project as well as broadband projects on going and developing in other areas of the City. BMM will build on NAF’s organizational design to build equitable, scalable, and sustainable youth workforce development programs.
- Community Outreach BMM’s Community Outreach strategy is focused on aspects of targeting social determinants of health and welfare via
hyperlocal Workforce Development while honoring the indirect aspects of community context by employing local