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4/25 #GIRLSTECHDAY Twitter Chat Recap

April 29, 2013 - 04:52 PM by Brittany L. Stevenson , New Media Associate
On April 25, the FCC was proud to celebrate International Girls’ in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day with a Twitter chat focusing on how ICT has helped improve the lives of women and girls in their careers, education, and health. The purpose of
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The Network Technology Transitions: Enormous Opportunities, Some Key Challenges

April 24, 2013 - 12:00 PM by Sean Lev, General Counsel and Interim Director, Technology Transitions Policy Task Force
The Technology Transitions Policy Task Force held its first workshop on March 18th.  We had many distinguished panelists—many of whom came from far outside the Beltway—and we are very grateful for their time and efforts.As we had hoped, we learned many significant things from the
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A Model for Connecting Rural America to Broadband

April 22, 2013 - 12:11 PM by By Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
The FCC reached another milestone today in its implementation of Universal Service reforms to ensure rural Americans have access to voice and robust broadband services – including extending broadband to the millions of Americans that are unserved today. Our primary tool to achieve this
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How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans

April 10, 2013 - 10:03 AM by Susan Fisenne, Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist, CGB
Each May we celebrate Older Americans Month and honor our nation’s Seniors by recognizing their many contributions to their communities and to our country.  This year’s theme is Unleash the Power of Age, and the FCC’s Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division is excited to join the
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Women in Information, Communications, and Technology Twitter Chat

April 2, 2013 - 06:45 PM by Brittany L. Stevenson and Deanna N. K. Stephens, FCC New Media
On March 28, in celebration of Women’s History month, the FCC hosted a twitter chat focusing on Women in Information Communications and Technology (ICT).  The four panelists come from various sections of ICT: Ann Gallagher, Electronics; Engineer at the FCC; Rachel
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3…2…1…EveryoneOn! Connect2Compete and the Ad Council Launch New Digital Literacy Campaign

March 21, 2013 - 10:07 AM by Kevin Almasy and Maya Uppaluru, Public Private Initiatives
March 21 marks the launch of “EveryoneOn,” a nationwide public education campaign to help all Americans access technology through free digital literacy training, discounted high-speed Internet, and low-cost computers.In the 21st century workforce, it has never been more important to possess
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FCC Chairman Genachowski Honored By D.C. Chief of Police for Spearheading Fight against Smartphone Theft & Related Assaults

March 1, 2013 - 12:29 PM by Kris Monteith, Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Last night, D.C. Chief of Police Cathy Lanier honored Chairman Genachowski with the Chief of Police Medal of Merit Award for spearheading efforts to combat massive nationwide smartphone theft and related assaults.In April 2012, Chairman Genachowski joined major police department chiefs,
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Spectrum Available for Mobile Broadband How the U.S. Stacks Up and Challenges Ahead

February 26, 2013 - 05:32 PM by Ruth Milkman, Chief, WTB and Julius Knapp, Chief, OET
Today the United States is recognized as a leader in mobile technology, including commercial deployments of LTE and development of mobile operating systems.  This leadership depends on our continuing to make additional spectrum available for licensed mobile broadband and unlicensed uses,
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Broadband Breakfast Club: FCC’s Mobile Broadband Agenda

February 22, 2013 - 03:40 PM by Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
        But will the same thing happen for broadband?  And if so, when?  When we discuss this topic, one of the questions raised is whether the current structure of data allowances for mobile broadband means that mobile broadband may not really
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Policymaking in a Time of Technology Transitions

February 22, 2013 - 10:40 AM by Zachary Katz, Chief of Staff
As of last summer, more than 55% of U.S. wireless consumers had smartphones, up from 16% in 2009. The iPad launched less than three years ago; today, more than one third of consumers have a tablet or e-reader. And half of all adults under 35 now live in households without wireline phone
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