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At the National Council of La Raza Conference

August 23, 2011 - 10:50 AM 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 - 10:03 AM 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 - 01:03 PM 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FCC released a wireless backhaul item that implements key recommendations of the National Broadband Plan, by removing outdated regulatory barriers and unleashing additional spectrum for broadband services.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 - 03:49 PM 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 - 10:48 AM 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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Caller ID Spoofing: Who's really on the line?

June 23, 2011 - 09:05 AM by Joel Gurin and Sharon Gillett, Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau and Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
Caller ID is a boon to anyone who wants to avoid telemarketers, hostile ex-es, or other examples of what the group No Doubt called "telephonic invasion." ("It's all your fault/I screen my phone calls," they sang in the 1995 hit Spiderwebs.) It's also a helpful tool for busy people who simply
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Exceptional Health Care for Rural America

June 22, 2011 - 05:44 PM by Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
There are rules, and there are exceptions.  This week we’re making some common-sense exceptions so that some 235 health care providers can continue to provide high-quality health care to rural America.Rural Americans face unique challenges today in accessing hospitals, doctors, and
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National Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 25, 2011 - 12:17 PM by Jamie Barnett, Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
The Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau can trace it’s origin from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  So, for us in the Bureau, National Hurricane Preparedness Week marks an extremely significant time when our work and focus are clearly oriented to the potential damage these
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Roundtable to Tackle Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

May 10, 2011 - 02:26 PM by Thomas Reed, Director, Office of Communications Business Opportunities
In a rapidly evolving virtual marketplace, businesses know that they have to protect against information security risks, but many are still struggling to understand the types of dangers that pose the biggest threat to their information assets. The thicket of potential cyber threats to
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Where Innovation Happens

May 10, 2011 - 10:38 AM by Clay Johnson, Partner, Big Window Labs
In 1932, Justice Louis Brandeis famously quipped that state governments are the "laboratories of democracies." As our population has grown since then our state governments have grown larger, making cities a new and interesting place for governmental innovation innovation. In many cases, the
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