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A Visit with the Fantastic Folks at FCC-Gettysburg

November 18, 2013 - 04:15 PM 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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A Call for Input: Improving Government Efficiency at the FCC

November 18, 2013 - 02:38 PM by Diane Cornell, Special Counsel, Office of the Chairman
***Please Note: original blog text was revised 11/19/2013 to notify the public that any feedback received will be made publicAs Chairman Wheeler announced in his initial blog post upon joining the FCC, improving agency processes and procedures to more efficiently and effectively serve the
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New FCC Speed Test App: How does your mobile broadband network measure up?

November 14, 2013 - 11:57 AM by James Miller and Walter Johnson, Office of Engineering & Technology
Today we’re publicly releasing the first version of the new FCC Speed Test App for Android smartphones, as part of our Measuring Broadband America Program to cellular and Wi-Fi mobile broadband. The app is a first step towards accurately evaluating mobile broadband network performance, and is
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Mobile Accessibility and Employment of People with Disabilities

October 31, 2013 - 01:35 PM by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
The FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is pleased to commemorate October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In recent years and on a global scale, the spread of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices has been dramatic.  A driving force behind this
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On Cyber Trick-or-T(h)reats

October 30, 2013 - 05:27 PM by Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer
Last week, I started a public conversation on the importance of communication.  This week I want to discuss another side of digital communication:  the spread of viruses, malware, and advanced persistent threats on the internet. The timing of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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On the Importance of Communication

October 21, 2013 - 04:26 PM by Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer
Our modern world teems with communication. Most of us have cell phones or smart phones that allow us to be reached 24/7 by almost anyone as we move about the planet. We can access the Internet and catch-up on global and local news, share our thoughts via blogs, wikis, instant messages, or
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Updated: The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching

October 21, 2013 - 02:13 PM by Bill Lake, Media Bureau Chief
Reposted from the September 19, 2013 post "The Low Power FM Application Window is Fast Approaching" with Updated InformationIn August we had our first of two webinars on how communities and non-profit organizations can apply for new low-power FM radio station licenses during the next window,
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Providing Relief for the Families of Inmates From the High Cost of Staying in Touch

September 26, 2013 - 04:00 PM by Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
Today, the Commission released an Order that will provide meaningful relief to millions of Americans who have borne the financial burden of unjust and unreasonable interstate inmate calling service (ICS) rates.  These reforms are the right thing to do.  Our actions will increase
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The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching

September 19, 2013 - 02:58 PM by Bill Lake, Media Bureau Chief
***Due to the Government-wide lapse in funding the webinar date and LPFM Open Filing Window Deadline have changed. Please see "Updated: The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching" for the correct dates.***Second, remember that, while you do not need a 501(c)(3) certification,
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FCC Celebrates National Health IT Week

September 16, 2013 - 09:55 AM by Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives
The week of September 16-20, 2013 is National Health Information Technology (IT) Week.  National Health IT Week celebrates the efforts that have been made—and are being made—in the transformation of how care is delivered and paid for and how patients engage in their own health and
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