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FCC/SBA/SCORE Small Business and Broadband Conference

December 16, 2011 by Gilberto de Jesús, Attorney Advisor
On February 15, 2012, OCBO and the E-Business Now Consortium, the Small Business Administration, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a series of workshops on broadband tools for small businesses.  E-Business Now was
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Apps for Communities Challenge Winners Announced

December 15, 2011 by Brittany L. Stevenson, New Media Associate
Last April, Knight Foundation and the Federal Communications Commission challenged developers and citizens from across the country to develop apps that deliver personalized, actionable information for the Apps for Communities Challenge. As a result, we received almost 70 entries from around the
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Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Filing Window Opens

December 9, 2011 by Jeffrey Steinberg, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
On December 15, 2011, the filing window for service providers to file annual hearing aid compatibility (HAC) reports opens. The reports can be filed between December 15, 2011 and January 17, 2012.  This current filing window is only for service providers. The filing window for device
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Broadband Speed: FCC Data Is Improving the Market

December 5, 2011 by Joel Gurin, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
As part of our Consumer Empowerment Agenda, the FCC has been taking action to ensure that consumers are getting the information they need to make informed decisions.  Our efforts to combat bill shock are one recent example, where we worked out a landmark agreement with the wireless
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Connect America Fund: Putting Consumers on the Map

October 12, 2011 by Sharon Gillett and Michael Byrne, Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau and Geographic Information Officer
Last week, Chairman Genachowski unveiled his proposal to accelerate broadband build-out – wired and wireless – to unserved homes, businesses and anchor institutions across the country through the Connect America Fund. If adopted, this proposal would connect millions more Americans to
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At the National Council of La Raza Conference

August 23, 2011 by Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, Associate Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
Embrace Now, this year’s National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference, kicked off at the end of July. The Commission was well represented as we exhibited at the conference’s National Latino Family Expo. We provided information on a range of topics from the Do Not Call Registry to unwanted
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At the National Council of La Raza Conference

August 23, 2011 by Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, Associate Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
Embrace Now, this year’s National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference, kicked off at the end of July. The Commission was well represented as we exhibited at the conference’s National Latino Family Expo. We provided information on a range of topics from the Do Not Call Registry to unwanted
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Wireless Backhaul Reform

August 9, 2011 by John Schauble, Deputy Division Chief, Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Today, the FCC released a wireless backhaul item that implements key recommendations of the National Broadband Plan, by removing outdated regulatory barriers and unleashing additional spectrum for broadband services. The FCC’s actions will stimulate additional opportunities for broadband
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Second Annual Wireless World Travel Week

July 19, 2011 by Mindel De La Torre, Chief, International Bureau
Now that the summer season is in full swing, many of us will be traveling abroad. So, the FCC has designated the week of July 18th as the second annual Wireless World Travel Week. During this week, we are providing tips and information on “roaming” with your mobile telephone, for Americans
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Unauthorized Fees: What's Hiding in Your Phone Bill?

July 12, 2011 by Joel Gurin, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
If you're a savvy consumer, you know how small charges can add up over time. You may regularly scrutinize your bank statement for overdraft fees, scan your credit card bill for hidden charges, and pay careful attention to shipping and handling every time you order something online. But you may
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