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Supporting Calling Plan Rights for Military Service Members

July 6, 2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Incentive Auctions: The Concept Ratified, and the Work Begins

March 27, 2012 by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
Congress ratified a historic policy innovation by authorizing the Commission to conduct incentive auctions of spectrum.  Now the work begins to make that innovation a reality.  The new law codifies the vision of an incentive auction as offering new options to broadcasters.It codifies
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Opening the Hood-and Code-Behind FCC.GOV/Maps

March 20, 2012 by Eric Spry, Deputy Geographic Information Officer
We have released a new module that drives our FCC.gov/maps page.  Often referred to as open sourcing our code, we are excited to release this for wider audience use and enhancements.Over the past year, FCC.gov has gone through a major transformation.   The evolution of FCC.gov
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Announcing the FCC .Gov Developer Meet-Up

March 20, 2012 by Michael Byrne , Geographic Information Officer
Today, we would like to announce the FCC’s .Gov Developer Meet-Up, a follow up to our very successful developer day last year. The .Gov Developer Meet-up will introduce federal agencies with developer resources on their own hosted websites to the open developer community. The FCC will host
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