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Mapping the Mobility Fund Phase I Auction

July 13, 2012 - 05:18 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
The FCC is rolling out new mapping tools for the upcoming auction of Mobility Fund Phase I universal service support.  The electronic application to participate in this auction displays maps, based on certain information entered in the application, of areas eligible for Mobility Fund Phase
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Charting Broadband Opportunities for Low-Income Americans

July 11, 2012 - 11:00 AM by Julie Veach, Acting Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
We are delighted by the response last week to our groundbreaking Lifeline Broadband Adoption Pilot competition.  Our Pilot takes aim at a problem that perpetuates poverty in the 21st Century:  the low rate of broadband adoption by low-income Americans.  Providers of all kinds
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Thoughts on the Digital Government Strategy

May 24, 2012 - 05:47 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
On a regular basis, I find myself working with increasingly bigger datasets, and investigating increasingly more complicated patterns. However, as data gets bigger and more complicated, government IT budgets are getting smaller. At the same time, the public expects government to quickly provide
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Chairman Genachowski Visits Consumers Union’s Testing Lab, Discusses FCC Consumer Empowerment Agenda

May 11, 2012 - 12:08 PM by William D. Freedman, Deputy Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
  Chairman Genachowski at Consumers Union national headquarters in Yonkers, New York.   Last week, Chairman Julius Genachowski visited the Consumers Union (CU) national headquarters in Yonkers, New York. The headquarters is home to CU’s National Testing and Research
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Girls in Information and Communication Technology Day

May 8, 2012 - 05:45 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
On Thursday, April 26, I had the honor of speaking at the International Telecommunication Union's event marking Girls in ICT Day in New York. I joined successful, thoughtful and dynamic women to figure out how we can help get more girls and women into ICTs (information and communication
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FCC Launches Connect America Fund

April 25, 2012 - 04:51 PM by Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
The principle of universal service is that all Americans need access to affordable communications.  In the last century, universal service programs connected virtually the entire nation to telephone service.  Now, in the 21st century, when high-speed Internet has become the essential
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New FCC Website to Help Consumers Beat ‘Bill Shock’

April 19, 2012 - 01:24 PM by William D. Freedman, Deputy Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
The arrival of spring brings with it good news for consumers suffering from that malady known as bill shock: the appearance, like April dandelions, of sudden and unexpected overage charges on their wireless bills.  Bill shock can happen when a subscriber is charged for unknowingly
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Cutting-edge Health IT in the District at Children’s National Medical Center

March 30, 2012 - 03:11 PM by Jordan Usdan, Deputy Director, Public-Private Initiatives
Last week I accompanied the Chairman for a tour, technology demonstration, and dialog on health IT and telemedicine at Children’s National Medical Center here in Washington, DC. We at the FCC, through the National Broadband Plan, Rural Health Care Pilots, and other telemedicine
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Incentive Auctions: The Concept Ratified, and the Work Begins

March 27, 2012 - 03:53 PM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
Congress ratified a historic policy innovation by authorizing the Commission to conduct incentive auctions of spectrum.  Now the work begins to make that innovation a reality.  The new law codifies the vision of an incentive auction as offering new options to broadcasters.It codifies
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Opening the Hood-and Code-Behind FCC.GOV/Maps

March 20, 2012 - 03:33 PM by Eric Spry, Deputy Geographic Information Officer
We have released a new module that drives our FCC.gov/maps page.  Often referred to as open sourcing our code, we are excited to release this for wider audience use and enhancements.Over the past year, FCC.gov has gone through a major transformation.   The evolution of FCC.gov
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