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FCC Supports National Council of La Raza at Annual Conference Rise As One

August 1, 2013 - 01:42 PM by Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, Associate Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
In late July, I had the privilege of representing the FCC at the annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference.  NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.True to its theme, Rise As One, the 2013 conference’s workshops and
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AAPI Roundtable

July 26, 2013 - 11:45 AM by Celeste McCray, Asian American Outreach Team
The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division is responsible for reaching out to many of our underserved communities. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Toward that
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FCC Releases New Incentive Auction Repacking Information

July 22, 2013 - 04:23 PM by Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering & Technology
Today, the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force released a Public Notice that seeks input on certain data and updated computer software relevant to the repacking component of the upcoming incentive auction. Repacking is one of three major components of the FCC’s incentive auction, along
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Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Debuts Speaker Series

July 12, 2013 - 04:06 PM by Rebecca Lockhart, Outreach Specialist, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
The FCC’s Accessibility & Innovation Initiative has a goal of bringing awareness and recognition to the creation and advancement of accessible communication technologies for people with disabilities by promoting collaborative problem-solving among academic, industry, consumer, and
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Hitting the Ground Running with the Lifeline Accountability Database

June 20, 2013 - 08:53 AM by Kimberly Scardino, Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Nearly 600 participants logged onto our webinar yesterday demonstrating a key component of our comprehensive reforms to reduce waste, fraud and abuse in the FCC’s Lifeline program: the National Lifeline Accountability Database.  The database will ensure compliance with one
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FCC Hosts a Power-Packed Conference on Angel Investing for Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

June 18, 2013 - 11:39 AM by Calvin Osborne , Attorney Advisor
On July 11, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, the FCC‘s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) will host an Access to Capital Conference and Workshop focusing on telecommunications and technology-related businesses interested in obtaining funding from angel
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Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – Honoring our Partners and Building New Bridges For Collaboration and Outreach

May 20, 2013 - 01:00 PM by Diana Coho, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau
In June 1977, a House resolution called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of
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Setting the Right Incentives for Investment in Rural Broadband

May 16, 2013 - 02:41 PM by Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
Today, the Wireline Bureau is seeking comment on a number of issues relating to broadband funding for smaller rural carriers, known as rate-of-return carriers.One of the problematic results of the Commission’s old Universal Service System was what we called the rural-rural divide: because the
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How We’re Investing Smart To Expand Rural Broadband

May 16, 2013 - 10:44 AM by Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
The Connect America Fund is the FCC’s 21st Century solution to expanding broadband to unserved areas of rural America.  One reason why the Connect America Fund can stay within a budget as it accomplishes this task – while continuing to support traditional voice service as its 20th
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 9, 2013 - 02:19 PM by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
The FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is pleased to commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) today.  Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort dedicated to raising the profile and heightening awareness of digital accessibility to the
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