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An Additional Option for Filing Open Internet Comments

September 11, 2014 by Dr. David A. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer
The volume of public feedback in the Open Internet proceeding has been commensurate with the importance of the effort to preserve a free and open Internet. The Commission is working to ensure that all comments are processed and that we have a full accounting of the number received as soon as
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Updating Old Policies; Pioneering New Ones

September 9, 2014 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Since becoming Chairman, I’ve spoken often about the importance of reviewing the FCC’s rules and processes, and eliminating or modernizing outdated practices that no longer make sense. There is no better example of an FCC rule that has outlived its usefulness and deserves to be
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Spreading the Good Word about Lifeline

September 8, 2014 by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Most Americans take their home phone service for granted. But for families who are struggling to pay for food, clothing and shelter, phone service is a luxury that often must be put on hold for better times. Unfortunately, those better times may be elusive without the connection that basic
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The Future of FCC.GOV

September 5, 2014 by Dr. David A. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer
In August the FCC launched a project to improve fcc.gov and unify all of our related subdomains. The project is focused on enhancing our website to allow the FCC to more effectively meet the needs of our site’s internal and external stakeholders. To ensure optimal usability for fcc.gov
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A Brief History of Competition Policies and Networks

September 5, 2014 by Jon Sallet, General Counsel
Yesterday, Chairman Wheeler gave an important speech on the status and the future of broadband competition, emphasizing the increasingly limited choices emerging for American consumers for wired broadband connections at the higher speeds that consumers increasingly demand. He looked at the
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Adding More Color to the E-rate Maps

August 20, 2014 by Eric Spry, Acting Geographic Information Officer
Today we are pleased to release our first update to the FCC E-rate Maps of Fiber Connectivity to Schools and Libraries reflecting feedback we have received from stakeholders. These valuable data from state programs, school districts, and Internet providers across the country have helped us turn
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FCC Makes Open Internet Comments More Accessible to Public

August 5, 2014 by Gigi B. Sohn, Special Counsel for External Affairs, Office of the Chairman
It goes without saying that there has been tremendous interest in the FCC’s Open Internet rulemaking.  As of yesterday, over 1.1 million comments were filed in the docket, both through our Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and our special openinternet@fcc.gov email
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Empowering Small Businesses

August 1, 2014 by Roger C. Sherman, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief
Today, Chairman Wheeler circulated a proposal to open new opportunities for small and growing businesses in the mobile marketplace. Although the proposal may sound technical – updating the Commission’s approach to small business participation in wireless auctions— the purpose
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Commission Continues Important Work of Providing Relief from the High Cost of Inmate Calling

July 18, 2014 by Kalpak Gude, Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau
On July 9, 2014 the FCC held a workshop to analyze the impact of, and discuss issues relating to, ongoing reforms of Inmate Calling Services (ICS).  Last fall, the Commission – in response to a petition that had languished for almost a decade – reformed what it concluded was
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Keeping Track of the Open Internet Comments Submitted to the FCC

July 14, 2014 by Dr. David A. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer
*Update: The blog post below has been revised to reflect  the extension of the initial Net Neutrality comment period to 7/18. This week marks the end of the first round of comments in the Commission’s Open Internet Proceeding.  During the past 60 days, the Commission has
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