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The IP Transition: Starting Now

November 19, 2013 - 01:05 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Our communications networks are changing – and fast. What some call the “IP transition” is really a series of transitions; a multi-faceted revolution that advances as the packets of Internet Protocol (IP)-based communication replace the digital stream of bits and analog frequency waves.
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New FCC Speed Test App: How does your mobile broadband network measure up?

November 14, 2013 - 12:57 PM by James Miller and Walter Johnson, Office of Engineering & Technology
Today we’re publicly releasing the first version of the new FCC Speed Test App for Android smartphones, as part of our Measuring Broadband America Program to cellular and Wi-Fi mobile broadband. The app is a first step towards accurately evaluating mobile broadband network performance, and is
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Updated: The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching

October 21, 2013 - 03:13 PM by Bill Lake, Media Bureau Chief
Reposted from the September 19, 2013 post "The Low Power FM Application Window is Fast Approaching" with Updated InformationIn August we had our first of two webinars on how communities and non-profit organizations can apply for new low-power FM radio station licenses during the next window,
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The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching

September 19, 2013 - 03:58 PM by Bill Lake, Media Bureau Chief
***Due to the Government-wide lapse in funding the webinar date and LPFM Open Filing Window Deadline have changed. Please see "Updated: The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching" for the correct dates.***Second, remember that, while you do not need a 501(c)(3) certification,
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FCC Hosts a Power-Packed Conference on Angel Investing for Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

June 18, 2013 - 12:39 PM by Calvin Osborne , Attorney Advisor
On July 11, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, the FCC‘s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) will host an Access to Capital Conference and Workshop focusing on telecommunications and technology-related businesses interested in obtaining funding from angel
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An Update: Driving Innovation and Reforms from the International Bureau

April 23, 2013 - 12:28 PM by Mindel De La Torre , International Bureau Chief
The Commission recently adopted the Second Report and Order on Foreign Ownership (“Order”) to overhaul and streamline the way it reviews foreign ownership of U.S. wireless companies under sections 310(b)(3) and (b)(4) of the Communications Act.  These reforms will dramatically
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Media Ownership: Going the Extra Mile for Transparency

December 3, 2012 - 07:02 PM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
For over two years, the Commission has welcomed public input in our pending Quadrennial Review of our broadcast ownership rules.  We began with the first of six public workshops on November 2, 2009 and continued by inviting two rounds of comments on a Notice of Inquiry released on May 25, 2010
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Experiencing the Magic of Innovation in Silicon Valley

October 23, 2012 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I have seen a lot during my three-plus years as an FCC Commissioner: executive offices at major cable and television networks, telecom and broadband-related meetings on different continents, NGO exchanges highlighting how simple flip-phone devices are saving lives and improving agri-business
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2012 OCBO Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop

August 6, 2012 - 05:47 PM by Calvin Osborne, Attorney Advisor
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) hosted its inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop. The conference provided small, minority, and women-owned businesses access to information about the business opportunities
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Review of the Literature Regarding Critical Information Needs of the American Public.

July 25, 2012 - 04:31 PM by Daniel Margolis, Attorney Advisor
A team of researchers led by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications prepared for the FCC a review of the literature regarding the critical information needs of the American Public.  The report concluded that: (1) There is an identifiable set of basic
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