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National Consumer Protection Week

March 5, 2013 by Kris Monteith, Acting Chief, CGB
The FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) strives to make life better for the American consumer.  One way we work towards that goal is through partnerships like the one we have with the Federal Trade Commission in celebrating the 22nd Annual National Consumer Protection
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Attracting “Digital Natives” to ICT

March 4, 2013 by Vicki MacLeod, Consultant
WISENET (Women in ICTs Shared Excellence Network) is the International Bureau’s convening platform that aims to leverage the experience, resources and connections of the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) community to better the situation of women, their communities
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Tribal Radio Priority

March 1, 2013 by Geoffrey C. Blackwell, Chief, Office of Native Affairs and Policy
In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission established a Tribal Radio Priority to expand the number of radio stations owned by American Indian Tribes broadcasting to Tribal lands.  The Tribal Priority is a FCC rule through which Tribes or Tribally owned or controlled entities may more
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FCC Chairman Genachowski Honored By D.C. Chief of Police for Spearheading Fight against Smartphone Theft & Related Assaults

March 1, 2013 by Kris Monteith, Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Last night, D.C. Chief of Police Cathy Lanier honored Chairman Genachowski with the Chief of Police Medal of Merit Award for spearheading efforts to combat massive nationwide smartphone theft and related assaults.In April 2012, Chairman Genachowski joined major police department chiefs,
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Spectrum Available for Mobile Broadband How the U.S. Stacks Up and Challenges Ahead

February 26, 2013 by Ruth Milkman, Chief, WTB and Julius Knapp, Chief, OET
Today the United States is recognized as a leader in mobile technology, including commercial deployments of LTE and development of mobile operating systems.  This leadership depends on our continuing to make additional spectrum available for licensed mobile broadband and unlicensed uses,
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The FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative: Background and Recent Work

February 25, 2013 by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
Chairman Genachowski launched the Accessibility and Innovation (A&I) Initiative in July 2010, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Risks of Emerging TechnologyAs we all know, technology is evolving at an amazing pace, changing what we do, and how
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Broadband Breakfast Club: FCC’s Mobile Broadband Agenda

February 22, 2013 by Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
        But will the same thing happen for broadband?  And if so, when?  When we discuss this topic, one of the questions raised is whether the current structure of data allowances for mobile broadband means that mobile broadband may not really
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Policymaking in a Time of Technology Transitions

February 22, 2013 by Zachary Katz, Chief of Staff
As of last summer, more than 55% of U.S. wireless consumers had smartphones, up from 16% in 2009. The iPad launched less than three years ago; today, more than one third of consumers have a tablet or e-reader. And half of all adults under 35 now live in households without wireline phone
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FCC Reaches Out to Local Seniors Committed to Lifelong Learning

February 21, 2013 by Diana Coho, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Specialist
The Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau serves as the FCC’s face with the American public.  One of my recent outreach assignments was to deliver a presentation to the monthly forum of the Lifetime Learning Institute (LLI) of Northern
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Connect2Compete and HUD Team Up to Expand Digital Literacy Across the US

February 19, 2013 by Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
Although broadband adoption has increased in recent years, one-third of the country is still without home access. With nearly 80-percent of teachers assigning Internet-based homework, a high-speed connection to complete school assignments is a necessity, not an option. We need to ensure that
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