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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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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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