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Incentive Auction Progress Report

October 24, 2014 - 11:59 AM by Gary Epstein, Chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force
When Chairman Wheeler arrived at the Commission last November, he described the incentive auction as taking a cutting edge concept to market on deadline. At that time he wrote in a blog post, “managing a complex undertaking such as this also requires an ongoing commitment to continuously
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Safety and Broadband Must Go Hand in Hand

October 15, 2014 - 12:11 PM by Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor and Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
The wireless industry is a powerful driver of growth in our economy. New facilities pop up all the time, giving the devices in our pockets and purses better service and faster broadband connections. Our country relies on these connections, but serving America's exploding demand for them
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Broadcasting Anew

April 15, 2014 - 02:51 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
It is always special to be in attendance at the annual National Association of Broadcasters Show, and this year was no exception. The NAB does a good job of matching its members with FCC Commissioners and staff for informative, engaging and often spirited discussions. This was the case for
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Working Together on the Post-Incentive-Auction Broadcaster Transition

March 20, 2014 - 02:30 PM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
Making history is exciting, but it’s not easy.  In next year’s first-ever incentive auction, participating broadcasters will voluntarily relinquish spectrum rights in exchange for a share of the proceeds, and the recovered spectrum will be sold for wireless broadband use.  The
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Protecting Television Consumers By Protecting Competition

March 6, 2014 - 03:25 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Every four years, the FCC is required by law to assess its media ownership rules and determine if they need to be modified to serve the public interest. In fact, it’s been six years since the Commission last completed a quadrennial review, so it goes without saying that the video marketplace
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From the Wall to the Desk: Facilitating 21st Century Digital Learning

February 20, 2014 - 05:34 PM by Trent Harkrader, Associate Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
In his recent Digital Learning Day speech, Chairman Wheeler emphasized the tremendous potential of digital learning for America’s students and teachers.  Among the reasons for the revolution going on in teaching and learning, the Chairman highlighted two transformative technological
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Commissioner O’Rielly’s Thoughts on Broadcast Television JSAs and SSAs

February 18, 2014 - 07:38 PM by Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner
It used to be that Americans had few choices for watching television—options included a handful of broadcast networks and maybe a cable subscription with 30 channels, if consumers were lucky.  Today, the choices for entertainment and news are seemingly limitless and available on multiple
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Channel Sharing: A New Opportunity for Broadcasters

February 11, 2014 - 07:12 PM by Tom Wheeler, Chairman
I’ve seen the future, and it’s using 50% less bandwidth to produce a picture with increased quality of up to 300%. I just completed a tour of KLCS, a public broadcaster in Los Angeles. As Chairman of the FCC, visiting a television station isn’t necessarily that noteworthy. But
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The Path to a Successful Incentive Auction

December 6, 2013 - 11:39 AM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Since my arrival at the Commission a month ago, I have spent more time working on the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction than any other single issue.  I am confident in the Commission’s ability to make the appropriate policy decisions.  I am also confident that the
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The FCC and Inflight Mobile Wireless Services

November 22, 2013 - 05:13 PM by Roger Sherman, Acting Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
There has been great deal of public discussion since the Commission announced yesterday that it would consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on revisions to the Commission’s rules on mobile wireless services onboard aircraft. I want to clarify what adoption of the
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