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Hosting a New Generation of Leaders at the FCC

July 18, 2012 - 02:42 PM by Mindel DeLaTorre, Chief, International Bureau
On July 12, 2012, the FCC hosted a program for TechGirls, a U.S. Department of State initiative sponsoring an international exchange program designed to empower young girls to pursue careers in the science and technology sectors. The FCC hosted an impressive group of 25 young women between
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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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Supporting Calling Plan Rights for Military Service Members

July 6, 2012 - 03:20 PM by Kris Monteith, Acting Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief
Celebrating the birth of our nation reminds us of the sacrifices our forefathers made for our liberty, and the sacrifices the men and women of our armed services continue to make today to ensure we remain free. Here at the FCC, we remind U.S. service members of their rights regarding
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FCC to Host a Supplier Diversity Conference for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

June 29, 2012 - 04:52 PM by Calvin Osborne, Attorney Advisor
The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) hosted a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The conference focused on government and private sector business opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned
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Bike to Work Day

May 17, 2012 - 05:47 PM by David Robbins, Managing Director
The FCC’s growing community of cyclists has much to celebrate and be congratulated for as bicycling enthusiasts across the country mark National Bike Month.Community events around the country have so far included Bike to School Day and Bike to Work Week, culminating today in Bike to Work Day.
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Countdown to IPv6

May 16, 2012 - 04:48 PM by Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer
What if I told you that the world was running out of postal addresses or phone numbers, and that, in less than two months, many companies you regularly do business with will have a new system of contact information?  You’d want to learn more about this system and perhaps make a few
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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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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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