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Lifeline To Our World

September 10, 2012 by Kris Monteith, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Acting Bureau Chief
Imagine for a moment what your life would be like without a phone, corded or wireless. How would you contact emergency services if there was a fire or a serious injury? How would you contact a potential new employer, or keep in touch with a current one? How would you contact your utility
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Heading Back to Kansas

September 4, 2012 by Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner
There's no place like home. I grew up in the great state of Kansas. When I was four years old, my family moved to Parsons, a small town of about 10,000 people in the southeastern corner of the state. My parents and many childhood friends still live there, and it's always a pleasure to visit.
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FCC Holds 2-Day Workshop to Advance Accessible Technology Development

August 30, 2012 by Jamal Mazrui , Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
To address the challenge of providing accessible solutions that often lag behind rapid technology advances, the FCC is hosting a free workshop for developers Sept. 6-7 at its headquarters in Washington. The two-day event – “Developing with Accessibility” (DevAcc) – is designed to spur
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Broadband Progress Report Map – Another Digital First

August 22, 2012 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
In another digital first for the FCC, we just released an interactive, web-based map that illustrates our Broadband Progress Report.  This congressionally mandated report assesses how well broadband deployment and adoption is progressing in the nation. With this new map, our report is more
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National PC Donation and Recycling Drive to Address the Digital Divide

August 21, 2012 by Jordan Usdan and Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
Owning a computer and gaining access to the Internet is not a luxury, but a necessity in today's world. The digital divide is growing as Americans who are "offline" cannot fully participate in the digital economy and are left behind in important areas such as education and health care. Yet,
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Digital Firsts

August 15, 2012 by David Robbins, Managing Director
Three years ago this week, the Federal Communications Commission joined the Twitterverse with our handle @FCC.   A few hours after sending our first Tweet, we used Twitter to announce our entry into the blogosphere: “FCC launches first-ever blog, called ’Blogband,’ to
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Saving $1 million in 1 month … and $1.5 billion a year

August 14, 2012 by Pam Arluk, Assistant Chief, Pricing Policy Division
Saving consumers $1 million in one month is a pretty good accomplishment.  That’s exactly what a small team of analysts at the FCC did this month as they pored over the detailed price lists – called tariffs – that flood into the FCC once annually.These tariffs cover the regulated
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Review of the Literature Regarding Critical Information Needs of the American Public.

July 25, 2012 by Daniel Margolis, Attorney Advisor
A team of researchers led by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications prepared for the FCC a review of the literature regarding the critical information needs of the American Public.  The report concluded that: (1) There is an identifiable set of basic
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FCC Chairman Announces Jobs-Focused Digital Literacy Partnership Between Connect2Compete and the 2,800 American Job Centers

July 23, 2012 by Jordan Usdan and Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
We know today’s job market is more competitive than ever, but trying to find a job without knowing how to use the Internet is becoming nearly impossible.  Over 80% of Fortune 500 companies, from Target to Wal-Mart, require online job applications.  In the next decade, it is
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Mapping the Mobility Fund Phase I Auction

July 13, 2012 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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