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August 7, 2014 by Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner
Early in his tenure, Chairman Wheeler launched a laudable effort to reform a number of Commission procedures.  Because I was new to the Commission when ideas were solicited, I generally deferred to agency veterans on the proposals that were put forward.  But now that I am nine months
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FCC Makes Open Internet Comments More Accessible to Public

August 5, 2014 by Gigi B. Sohn, Special Counsel for External Affairs, Office of the Chairman
It goes without saying that there has been tremendous interest in the FCC’s Open Internet rulemaking.  As of yesterday, over 1.1 million comments were filed in the docket, both through our Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and our special openinternet@fcc.gov email
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Empowering Small Businesses

August 1, 2014 by Roger C. Sherman, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief
Today, Chairman Wheeler circulated a proposal to open new opportunities for small and growing businesses in the mobile marketplace. Although the proposal may sound technical – updating the Commission’s approach to small business participation in wireless auctions— the purpose
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Updating FCC Policies and Processes

July 18, 2014 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
The American economy is dynamic and innovative, which is critical for sustained economic growth. The FCC is tasked with overseeing broadband and other communications networks. We must be as agile as the communications sector, as well as protect consumers. Both goals will be served in the items
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Keeping Track of the Open Internet Comments Submitted to the FCC

July 14, 2014 by Dr. David A. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer
*Update: The blog post below has been revised to reflect  the extension of the initial Net Neutrality comment period to 7/18. This week marks the end of the first round of comments in the Commission’s Open Internet Proceeding.  During the past 60 days, the Commission has
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Most Definitely: Terminate Dormant Proceedings

July 8, 2014 by Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner
Last week, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice seeking comment on whether to terminate almost 650 dormant proceedings (i.e., dockets that have no planned action and no further comments expected).  I applaud Chairman Wheeler for initiating this item
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Disturbing Trend in USF Spending

July 7, 2014 by Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner
Chart 1 shows the FCC’s actual outlays for the Universal Service Fund (USF) and Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund (TRS) to date and the future spending projections through the year 2024 as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), our nation’s official
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Answers to Common Questions about the E-Rate Modernization Proposal to Get Wi-Fi in ALL Schools and Libraries

June 30, 2014 by Gigi B. Sohn, Special Counsel for External Affairs, Office of the Chairman and Patrick Halley, Associate Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
We have spent the past few days – at the American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas and in Atlanta at the International Society for Technology in Education 2014 conference and the State Educational Technology Directors Association Emerging Technologies Forum –
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The Incentive Auction: Helping Broadcasters Make Informed Decisions

June 25, 2014 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Last month, the FCC made history by adopting rules for the first-ever Incentive Auction. We moved an innovative approach –marrying the economics of wireless providers’ demand for spectrum with the economics of television broadcasters, the current holders of spectrum—one huge
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Internet Traffic Exchange: Time to Look under the Hood

June 18, 2014 by Julie Knapp and Walter Johnston, Office of Engineering & Technology
No one company defines your personal Internet experience. The Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that sell you Internet access are only one part of a complex ecosystem that also includes backbone providers, content delivery networks, and other Internet traffic actors. The connection points
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