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Modernizing the FCC Enterprise

April 28, 2014 by Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer
According to the Government Accountability Office, Federal agencies are currently spending over 70% of their Information Technology budgets on maintaining legacy systems. Government-wide, these maintenance costs amount to over $54 billion a year spent on existing legacy systems, and delays
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Setting the Record Straight on the FCC’s Open Internet Rules

April 24, 2014 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
There has been a great deal of misinformation that has recently surfaced regarding the draft Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that we will today circulate to the Commission. The Notice proposes the reinstatement of the Open Internet concepts adopted by the Commission in 2010 and
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New Approaches to Broadband – Wireline, Licensed, and Unlicensed

April 2, 2014 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Earlier this week, the Commission approved two items that use innovative approaches to free up spectrum for broadband. One order utilizes spectrum sharing in the AWS-3 band to make airwaves currently used by government available for flexible, commercial use. Another order is taking 100 MHz of
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Early Progress in Efforts to Learn About the Impact of Technology Transitions

March 3, 2014 by Julie Veach, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
In January, the Commission’s unanimously adopted Technology Transitions Order kick-started the process for a diverse set of experiments and data collection initiatives focused on how consumers are affected by the historic technology transitions that are transforming our nation’s
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Commissioner O'Rielly’s Blog Introduction and Views on E-Rate Reform

February 12, 2014 by Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner
As the newest Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, it seems only appropriate that I take advantage of all modern communications tools, including the blogosphere.  For my inaugural FCC blog post, I wanted to share my thoughts on the timely and important issue of E-Rate
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Adapting Regulatory Frameworks to 21st Century Networks and Markets

January 9, 2014 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
In my first remarks to FCC staff as Chairman, I said that the connective technology that defines the 21st century flows through the FCC, and our challenge is to be as nimble as the innovators and network builders who are changing the world and creating these great opportunities. Meeting that
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Opening Day at the FCC: Perspectives, Challenges, and Opportunities

November 5, 2013 by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Today I had the privilege of meeting with the staff of the Federal Communications Commission for the first time as Chairman. I am grateful to the President and the Senate for the confidence they have placed in me and look forward to working with the superb professionals at the FCC.Over the last
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A New Step in Promoting Safety and Innovation in Healthcare IT

September 6, 2013 by Matthew Quinn, Director of FCC Health Care Initiatives
The FCC is committed to accelerating the adoption and innovation of health information technology (health IT) through wired and wireless broadband.  Health IT tools such as electronic health records, mobile health applications and mobile body area networks (MBANS) hold great
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How the Internet Can Benefit Older Americans

April 10, 2013 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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FCC and Public-Private Partners Launch Smartphone Security Checker to Help Consumers Protect Mobile Devices This Holiday Season

December 17, 2012 by Jordan Usdan & Kevin Almasy, Public Private Initiatives
More than 20 million Americans will unwrap a new mobile device this holiday season, but most smartphone users admit they don’t know how to protect themselves from mobile security threats. With mobile cyber attacks increasing every year (threats increased 367% in 2011), it’s important that
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