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Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 7, 2013 by David Turetsky, Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
Hurricane season officially began on June 1 and will last through November 30. While recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy are still underway, and we grapple with devastating tornadoes too, we must also prepare for the possibility of more hurricanes. And unfortunately, NOAA is
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Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – Honoring our Partners and Building New Bridges For Collaboration and Outreach

May 20, 2013 by Diana Coho, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Specialist, Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau
In June 1977, a House resolution called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of
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Setting the Right Incentives for Investment in Rural Broadband

May 16, 2013 by Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
Today, the Wireline Bureau is seeking comment on a number of issues relating to broadband funding for smaller rural carriers, known as rate-of-return carriers.One of the problematic results of the Commission’s old Universal Service System was what we called the rural-rural divide: because the
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Public Service: A Life of Commitment

May 10, 2013 by Roger Goldblatt, Associate Bureau Chief, CGB
As we celebrate Public Service Recognition Week this year, recognizing the hard work and best efforts of our federal, state, county, and local government employees, it gives me pause to reflect on my experience as a career public servant .  I have been fortunate to have worked in many
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 9, 2013 by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
The FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is pleased to commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) today.  Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort dedicated to raising the profile and heightening awareness of digital accessibility to the
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4/25 #GIRLSTECHDAY Twitter Chat Recap

April 29, 2013 by Brittany L. Stevenson , New Media Associate
On April 25, the FCC was proud to celebrate International Girls’ in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day with a Twitter chat focusing on how ICT has helped improve the lives of women and girls in their careers, education, and health. The purpose of
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Encouraging the Growth of Women’s Technical Talent

April 25, 2013 by Monique Jeanne Morrow, Cisco
I am a proud engineer and technologist, but it has not been an easy journey as a woman in a sea of men. Therefore, I am glad that there is a growing global movement to encourage female technical talent. Recent data shows that there is a business imperative to hire more women: Over a
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A Model for Connecting Rural America to Broadband

April 22, 2013 by By Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
The FCC reached another milestone today in its implementation of Universal Service reforms to ensure rural Americans have access to voice and robust broadband services – including extending broadband to the millions of Americans that are unserved today. Our primary tool to achieve this
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FCC to Host Distracted Driving Technology Showcase

April 17, 2013 by Anthony Butler, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, CGB
Did you know that each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in car crashes due to distracted driving?  According to a CDC study, 3,331 people were killed in 2011 in crashes involving a distracted driver.  That is a sobering
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How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans

April 10, 2013 by Susan Fisenne, Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist, CGB
Each May we celebrate Older Americans Month and honor our nation’s Seniors by recognizing their many contributions to their communities and to our country.  This year’s theme is Unleash the Power of Age, and the FCC’s Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division is excited to join the
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