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Adapting Regulatory Frameworks to 21st Century Networks and Markets

January 9, 2014 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
In my first remarks to FCC staff as Chairman, I said that the connective technology that defines the 21st century flows through the FCC, and our challenge is to be as nimble as the innovators and network builders who are changing the world and creating these great opportunities. Meeting that
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On Secure Mobile Health Devices and a Better Future for Us All

December 13, 2013 by Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer
Over the last week, we paused to remember and commemorate the leadership legacy of Nelson Mandela and his inspiring hope for both South Africa and our world. I personally found myself reflecting upon 1998, when I was in Cape Town, South Africa as a volunteer, visiting journalist with several
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Public Input on Process Reform

December 11, 2013 by Diane Cornell , Special Counsel, Office of the Chairman
Thank you to all of you who took the time to respond to my blog post to provide input and ideas for reforming FCC processes.  We received numerous responses, all of which were very thoughtful and offered some great ideas for process reform.  The replies submitted through
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FCC Continues Push on mHealth Innovation

December 10, 2013 by Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives
At last week’s mHeath Innovation Expo, the FCC brought together a terrific mix of exhibitors from the government, telecommunications, healthcare and health IT communities who share a dedication to encouraging new and innovative mHealth products, and streamlining their introduction for use by
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Our Role in Expanding Inflight Mobile Wireless Services

December 5, 2013 by Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology and Roger Sherman, Acting Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal on inflight mobile wireless services on airplanes is consistent with the Commission’s role as an expert agency. We would like to offer additional information about why the Commission is taking this action now and provide a little more insight
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Net Effects: The Past, Present & Future Impact of Our Networks – History, Challenges and Opportunities

December 2, 2013 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Almost a month into my new job, the fact that I’ve always been a “network guy” and an intrepid history buff should come as no surprise. Reading history has reinforced the central importance networks play and revealed the common themes in successive periods of network-driven change. Now,
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FCC Celebrates National Rural Health Day

November 21, 2013 by Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives
Today is National Rural Health Care Day, providing an opportunity to honor the life-saving role that rural health care providers play in their communities, and to focus on how broadband technologies can help them do their jobs even better.Broadband-powered health information technology is
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FCC Speed Test App: Our First Results

November 21, 2013 by Mike Byrne and Eric Spry, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
Last week, the FCC released the first public version of the FCC Speed Test app for Android phones.  The app, available for free in the Google Play store, provides precise and nuanced data about the performance of mobile broadband networks used by consumers in the U.S.  The launch was
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The IP Transition: Starting Now

November 19, 2013 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Our communications networks are changing – and fast. What some call the “IP transition” is really a series of transitions; a multi-faceted revolution that advances as the packets of Internet Protocol (IP)-based communication replace the digital stream of bits and analog frequency waves.
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A Visit with the Fantastic Folks at FCC-Gettysburg

November 18, 2013 by Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer
I recently was fortunate enough to visit the FCC's Gettysburg facility and meet several dedicated, hard-working, creative, and caring folks committed to serving the public. The visit began with a tour of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau's Consumer Center and a demo of a tool they
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