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Chairman Genachowski Visits Consumers Union’s Testing Lab, Discusses FCC Consumer Empowerment Agenda

May 11, 2012 - 11:08 AM 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 - 12:24 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 - 02:11 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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Incentive Auctions: The Concept Ratified, and the Work Begins

March 27, 2012 - 02:53 PM 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 - 02:33 PM 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 - 01:23 PM 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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Data the Way You Want It – New GIS Data Formats for Mobility Fund Phase I

March 8, 2012 - 07:34 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Today the FCC is taking another step in our approach towards open government. We are releasing additional formats of high-need data to make it easier to use for individual analysis. The data we are releasing is for the potentially eligible areas for the Mobility Fund Phase I of the Connect
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Marking Consumer Protection Week at the FCC

March 5, 2012 - 04:14 PM by Howard Parnell , Chief, Web and Print Publishing Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Looking out for consumers is a year-round job at the FCC, and Consumer Protection Week is an opportunity to take stock in our work, renew our commitments and note the achievements of our colleagues in other agencies.The 21st Annual National Consumer Protection Week runs through March 10, with a
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New Features and Enhancements for FCC.gov

February 14, 2012 - 12:37 PM by David Robbins, Managing Director
Just as the Internet is in a state of constant evolution, a good website must be in a constant state of innovation.  Since the launch of the redesigned FCC.gov last spring, we have continued to roll out new site features and enhancements. The daily work is informed by feedback from an
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Expanding Broadband and Protecting Voice Service in Rural America

February 8, 2012 - 03:04 PM by Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau and Rick Kaplan, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Improving communications in rural America has always been a focus for the FCC, and the primary vehicle to achieve that goal has been the Universal Service Fund.  Despite great strides in this arena, one area where rural America still lagged the rest of the country was access to
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