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Announcing the FCC .Gov Developer Meet-Up

March 20, 2012 by Michael Byrne , Geographic Information Officer
Today, we would like to announce the FCC’s .Gov Developer Meet-Up, a follow up to our very successful developer day last year. The .Gov Developer Meet-up will introduce federal agencies with developer resources on their own hosted websites to the open developer community. The FCC will host
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Low-Cost Broadband, Computers for Millions of Students, Families

December 14, 2011 by Josh Gottheimer and Jordan Usdan, FCC Chairman's Office
Yesterday, at a public school in Washington, DC, joined by cable and technology executives and nonprofit leaders, FCC Chairman Genachowski announced an unprecedented effort to help close the digital divide, bringing low-cost broadband and computers to millions of low-income Americans.Right now
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Apps for Communities Announcement Thursday

December 13, 2011 by Brittany L. Stevenson, New Media Associate
Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation challenged American citizens to develop software applications (apps) that deliver personalized, actionable information to people that are least likely to be online. Using hyper-local
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Wireless Backhaul Reform

August 9, 2011 by John Schauble, Deputy Division Chief, Broadband Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Today, the FCC released a wireless backhaul item that implements key recommendations of the National Broadband Plan, by removing outdated regulatory barriers and unleashing additional spectrum for broadband services. The FCC’s actions will stimulate additional opportunities for broadband
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Chairman Announces Challenge.gov Competition Winners

August 5, 2011 by Jordan Usdan, Attorney and Policy Advisor
This morning FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the winners of the agency’s latest contest on Challenge.gov, a competition for scientists and software developers to engage in innovative research and create useful apps that further the understanding of Internet connectivity and network
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Media Diversity, Open Internet, and Adoption Efforts in Massachusetts

August 4, 2011 by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
A quick trip, last week, to Massachusetts gave me another opportunity to learn about activities outside of the Beltway that promote three important initiatives: greater diversity in traditional and new media outlets, open Internet, and wider broadband adoption. My first stop was to the
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What is "place" and why does it matter?

May 20, 2011 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Today, I spoke at a forum on Place-Based Public Management sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration. The purpose of the forum was to explore how place-based policies might improve public management.This idea hasn’t been very well understood across the federal space (and
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More News with the FCC Registration Numbers

March 29, 2011 by Warren Firschein
FCC license holders and others doing business with the Commission are likely to be already familiar with the Commission’s Registration System, also known as “CORES,” which primarily is used by registrants to obtain an identifying number called an FCC Registration Number, or “FRN.”
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Digital Learning in the 21st Century

March 8, 2011 by George Krebs
Sharing the stage with Chairman Genachowski at the roundtable is a handful of the nation’s standouts in education, from both the public and private sectors. This includes Sharon Greenberger, COO of the NYC Department of Education; Alisa Berger, Principal of NYC iSchool, our host; Matthew
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The National Broadband Map

February 17, 2011 by Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative – NTIA
Welcome to the first-ever public, searchable nationwide map of broadband access.The National Broadband Map is an unprecedented project created by NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with each state, territory and the District of Columbia. We created the
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