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Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series

August 26, 2013 - 03:39 PM by Susan Fisenne, Outreach Specialist, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
Those of us working at the FCC strongly believe that the power of technology should benefit and be available to all Americans, including those with disabilities.  Communications technology is empowering to all, but for people with disabilities, it is especially promising.  It can
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Adding Local Voices to the Radio Airwaves

August 12, 2013 - 10:58 AM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
The FCC recently announced that it will accept LPFM license applications between October 15, 2013 and October 29, 2013.  I am extremely excited about the new opportunities presented by the window, which is the result of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 and the work of the
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AAPI Roundtable

July 26, 2013 - 12:45 PM by Celeste McCray, Asian American Outreach Team
The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division is responsible for reaching out to many of our underserved communities. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Toward that
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Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Debuts Speaker Series

July 12, 2013 - 05:06 PM by Rebecca Lockhart, Outreach Specialist, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
The FCC’s Accessibility & Innovation Initiative has a goal of bringing awareness and recognition to the creation and advancement of accessible communication technologies for people with disabilities by promoting collaborative problem-solving among academic, industry, consumer, and
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Preparing for Text-to-911

July 1, 2013 - 03:49 PM by David Turetsky, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and Kris Monteith, Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
For the millions of Americans who use text messaging on their wireless phones, it may come as a surprise that you typically can’t reach 911 by text message. That is beginning to change, however.Text-to-911 service is currently available on a limited basis in a few locations across the
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A Band Plan that Serves the Public Interest

June 21, 2013 - 11:19 AM by Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
The FCC’s incentive auction task force is making progress towards holding the world’s first incentive auction in 2014 which will free up valuable spectrum for mobile broadband use across the country.Over the past few weeks, the Commission has received significant input from parties
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Hitting the Ground Running with the Lifeline Accountability Database

June 20, 2013 - 09:53 AM by Kimberly Scardino, Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Nearly 600 participants logged onto our webinar yesterday demonstrating a key component of our comprehensive reforms to reduce waste, fraud and abuse in the FCC’s Lifeline program: the National Lifeline Accountability Database.  The database will ensure compliance with one
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FCC Hosts a Power-Packed Conference on Angel Investing for Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

June 18, 2013 - 12:39 PM by Calvin Osborne , Attorney Advisor
On July 11, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, the FCC‘s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) will host an Access to Capital Conference and Workshop focusing on telecommunications and technology-related businesses interested in obtaining funding from angel
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Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 7, 2013 - 09:54 AM 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 - 02:00 PM 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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