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FCC to Host a Supplier Diversity Conference for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

June 29, 2012 - 03:52 PM by Calvin Osborne, Attorney Advisor
The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) hosted a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The conference focused on government and private sector business opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned
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FCC Chairman Challenges Private Sector to Accelerate the Next Generation of Wireless Health

June 15, 2012 - 04:24 PM by Josh Gottheimer and Maya Uppaluru
Imagine a wireless sensor embedded in your gym clothes, so small and lightweight that it is barely noticeable, that tracks your heart rate and calories burned as you exercise and sends the data to your mobile phone.  Or a wireless heart monitor that warns a physician that her patient with
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Back to the Future – Another Amazing Trip to CES

January 24, 2012 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I kicked off another New Year by once again being the envy of my high tech gadget friends back home. For the third time in a row, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 10-12. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which is responsible
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FCC/SBA/SCORE Small Business and Broadband Conference

December 16, 2011 - 06:31 PM by Gilberto de Jesús, Attorney Advisor
On February 15, 2012, OCBO and the E-Business Now Consortium, the Small Business Administration, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a series of workshops on broadband tools for small businesses.  E-Business Now was
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EEO Best Practices Summit

December 5, 2011 - 11:26 AM by Daniel Margolis, OCBO Attorney Advisor
Are you an FCC broadcast licensee or MVPD operator concerned about your EEO responsibilities?  Each year approximately five percent of all licensees in the television and radio services will be randomly selected for an EEO audit.  On January 4, 2012, the FCC’s Office of
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The 2011 OCBO Capitalization Strategies Workshop

October 24, 2011 - 03:40 PM by Thomas Reed , OCBO Director
On December 8, 2011, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities hosted its third annual “Capitalization Strategies Workshop” for small businesses involved in the media and telecommunications industries.  Through seminars like this one, which also feature a
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Chairman Announces Challenge.gov Competition Winners

August 5, 2011 - 10:08 AM 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 - 05:30 AM 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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Exclusive Sneak Peek: FCC Technology Experience Center and #SeeTheSpectrum

July 11, 2011 - 09:02 AM by Tammy Sun, Director, Office of Media Relations
Broadband is no longer a luxury.  It's an essential platform for new products, economic growth and job-creating opportunities and opening markets that allow businesses to start, grow and hire.Mobile broadband is growing at an exponential rate and as demand increases, the benefits are more
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State SPANs

June 14, 2011 - 01:05 PM by Steven Waldman, Senior Advisor to the Chairman
From 2003 to 2008, the amount spent by state governments rose almost 20 percent. During the same time, the number of reporters covering state government declined by one third. Though it's no panacea, one thing that might help is if every state in the country had a state-level
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