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Setting the Right Incentives for Investment in Rural Broadband

May 16, 2013 - 03:41 PM 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 - 11:34 AM 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 - 03:19 PM 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 - 05:52 PM 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 - 10:49 AM 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 - 01:11 PM 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 - 02:09 PM 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 - 11:03 AM 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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Women in Information, Communications, and Technology Twitter Chat

April 2, 2013 - 07:45 PM by Brittany L. Stevenson and Deanna N. K. Stephens, FCC New Media
On March 28, in celebration of Women’s History month, the FCC hosted a twitter chat focusing on Women in Information Communications and Technology (ICT).  The four panelists come from various sections of ICT: Ann Gallagher, Electronics; Engineer at the FCC; Rachel
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3…2…1…EveryoneOn! Connect2Compete and the Ad Council Launch New Digital Literacy Campaign

March 21, 2013 - 11:07 AM by Kevin Almasy and Maya Uppaluru, Public Private Initiatives
March 21 marks the launch of “EveryoneOn,” a nationwide public education campaign to help all Americans access technology through free digital literacy training, discounted high-speed Internet, and low-cost computers.In the 21st century workforce, it has never been more important to possess
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