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The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent and Participatory Internet

November 30, 2012 by Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Lawrence E. Strickling, Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Phillip L. Verveer, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, State Department
On the eve of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), we believe that it is the right time to reaffirm the U.S. Government’s commitment to the multistakeholder model as the appropriate process for addressing Internet policy and governance issues.  The
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Connect America Fund Kicks Off in Rural California and Nevada with Frontier Communications

July 30, 2012 by Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman
Today, the FCC kicked off the first announcement of Connect America fund deployment in the nation with events in rural California and Nevada.  At ribbon-cutting events, I was joined by Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter and met local residents, tribal, and business leaders that
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A Call for Nominations: FCC Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

June 14, 2012 by Kris Monteith, Acting Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
The Commission recently announced that it would be accepting nominations for the second annual Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman's AAA). This project, coordinated by the Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative (A&I Initiative), seeks to recognize
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FCC Launches the Small Biz Cyber Planner

November 17, 2011 by Jordan Usdan and Josh Gottheimer, Chairman's Office
The FCC is launching the Small Biz Cyber Planner, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. This is the result of an unprecedented public-private partnership between government experts and private IT and security companies, including DHS, NCSA, NIST, The
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FCC and FEMA: How to Communicate Before, During and After a Major Disaster

September 21, 2011 by Craig Fugate and Julius Genachowski
By Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Ask anyone who has lived through a significant disaster what that experience was like and – without a doubt – one of the things some
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New Rules for an Open Internet

December 21, 2010 by Julius Genachowski
Almost everyone seems to agree that the openness of the Internet is essential -- it has unleashed an enormous wave of innovation, economic growth, job creation, small business generation, and vibrant free expression.But for too long, the freedom and openness of the Internet has been
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Preserving Openness to Protect Jobs

December 3, 2010 by Julius Genachowski
The impact that Internet entrepreneurs have made on the world is unquestioned. These businesses push the limits of innovation and move America's economy forward, bound only by their imagination as they grow and expand their reach. This free spirit of creativity doesn’t just make new tech, it
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Preserving a Free and Open Internet [video]

December 2, 2010 by George Krebs
In his clarion call yesterday morning Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out a proposal for basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, job creation, competition, and free expression.These rules rest on three basic tenets:Americans have the
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Preserving a Free and Open Internet

December 1, 2010 by Julius Genachowski
After months of hard work we have reached an important milestone in the fight to protect a free and open Internet for all Americans. Today, the FCC proposed basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, job creation, competition, and free
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Unleashing America's Invisible Infrastructure

October 21, 2010 by Julius Genachowski
Just last week, President Obama said that to create jobs today and lay the foundation for economic growth and U.S. competitiveness in the future, “We need … a smart system of infrastructure equal to the needs of the 21st century.”When most people think of infrastructure, they think of
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