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Connect2Compete and HUD Team Up to Expand Digital Literacy Across the US

February 19, 2013 - 03:32 PM by Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
Although broadband adoption has increased in recent years, one-third of the country is still without home access. With nearly 80-percent of teachers assigning Internet-based homework, a high-speed connection to complete school assignments is a necessity, not an option. We need to ensure that
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FCC and Public-Private Partners Launch Smartphone Security Checker to Help Consumers Protect Mobile Devices This Holiday Season

December 17, 2012 - 03:33 PM by Jordan Usdan & Kevin Almasy, Public Private Initiatives
More than 20 million Americans will unwrap a new mobile device this holiday season, but most smartphone users admit they don’t know how to protect themselves from mobile security threats. With mobile cyber attacks increasing every year (threats increased 367% in 2011), it’s important that
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FCC Begins Search for Health Care Director and Launches New Health Website

December 13, 2012 - 11:16 AM by Jordan Usdan and Maya Uppaluru, Public-Private Initiatives
Today, the FCC posted the official vacancy announcement for a Director of Health Care Initiatives. In September, Chairman Genachowski announced that the FCC would soon undertake a search for a new position to coordinate the agency’s numerous health care technology related initiatives, in
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FCC Chairman Hosts Second Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

December 12, 2012 - 01:06 PM by Rebecca Lockhart, Outreach Specialist, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
Technology continues to advance rapidly in today's fast paced world.  Smart phones and tablets are being sold in numbers that increase exponentially each year, and innovation is thriving at the same speed.  What is particularly exciting is the advancement of communications
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Protecting Your Cellphone and Smart Devices

November 28, 2012 - 04:37 PM by Keyla Hernández-Ulloa, Associate Division Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is important to remember to protect our cell phones and smart devices from theft or loss.  Theft of such devices continues to increase and is becoming a serious issue not only in the United States but globally.  Among the Federal
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FCC Releases Machine Readable Data on E-rate Program

October 19, 2012 - 01:52 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer and Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
We at the FCC know the importance of open data to policy making and government transparency. The FCC continues to modernize and streamline how it collects, uses, and disseminates data as smart policies depend on quality data, which should be accessible to the public in meaningful ways using
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FCC Releases Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 to Empower Small Businesses with Customizable Cybersecurity Plans

October 17, 2012 - 03:54 PM by Jordan Usdan, Kevin Almasy, and Maya Uppaluru, Public Private Initiatives
Small businesses are more dependent on the Internet than ever before, but 83 percent don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan to protect against cyber threats [1]  As larger companies improve cyber defenses, American small businesses are becoming more vulnerable targets.  According to
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FCC Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2012 - 01:10 PM by Thomas Wyatt, Director of the Office of Workplace Diversity
The FCC’s Office of Workplace Diversity, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), hosted the Commission’s annual National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in Washington.  In opening remarks, Chairman Julius Genachowski
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Chairman Genachowski Touts Promise of Digital Learning and Applauds National School Speed Test Launch

September 12, 2012 - 03:32 PM by Jordan Usdan, Maya Uppaluru, Kevin Almasy, Public Private Initiatives
A recent study by the LEAD Commission found that 92% of teachers believe that technology is very important in helping students become more engaged and active participants in their own learning. As access to technology in the classroom becomes a necessity rather than a luxury for our
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Lifeline To Our World

September 10, 2012 - 03:53 PM 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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