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Our Innovation Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

November 16, 2010 - 12:48 PM by George Krebs
Earlier today, Chairman Genachowski spoke at the annaul meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Atlanta. In concert with the conference's "Keeping the Focus" theme, the Chairman spoke to the primary focus of the FCC: the economy and jobs. We're serving this
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Crunching the Numbers Behind the Spectrum Crunch

October 21, 2010 - 12:45 PM by Rob Alderfer
By Robert Alderfer and Tom PetersThe explosive growth of mobile communication is fueling our economy, creating jobs and spurring innovation at lighting fast speeds. But, it is also taxing our nation’s spectrum.Spectrum is the finite national resource that makes all forms of wireless
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Broadband Comes to Harlem

October 8, 2010 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Taking part in last Friday’s “Broadband Comes to Harlem” was a great pleasure for me. The open event felt much like a town hall exchange with seniors, students, politicians, policy makers and anyone wanting to learn more about broadband availability and how it can improve their lives. I
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Super Wi-Fi is Super for Energy Too

September 24, 2010 - 04:46 PM by Nick Sinai
By Nick Sinai and Tom BrownWe at the FCC are very excited about yesterday’s order to free up the unused "white spaces" spectrum between television channels, intended to spur a wave of innovation in new devices and applications. Most commenters have focused on the possible use of this spectrum
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Importance of Broadband

August 26, 2010 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Last week, I was in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a public hearing on the “Future of the Internet” sponsored by Free Press, Main Street Project, and the Center for Media Justice. Much already has been written about that event in the mainstream press, so I wanted to share with you the part of
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Morning with the ALA

June 28, 2010 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
“Once you learn to read, you will forever be free.” -- Frederick Douglass This past Saturday, I had the honor of addressing the American Library Association Conference. This group is not only important to me because of the work they do in communities across the nation, but also
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Low-Income Pilot Program Roundtable

June 23, 2010 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
With so much information literally at our fingertips, it’s easy to take for granted a simple internet search to look up medical benefits or ailments, get directions, or apply for a job. But millions of Americans do not have broadband access at home and cannot participate in the information
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A Third-Way Legal Framework For Addressing The Comcast Dilemma

May 6, 2010 - 11:37 AM by Austin Schlick
When the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in the Comcast/BitTorrent case, it was clear the decision could affect a significant number of important recommendations in the National Broadband Plan, the Commission’s Open Internet proceeding, and other policy initiatives related to broadband. 
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FCC SENDS NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO CONGRESS - Plan Details Actions for Connecting Consumers, Economy with 21st Century Networks

March 16, 2010 - 03:03 PM by Haley Van Dÿck
Today, the Federal Communications Commission delivered to Congress a National Broadband Plan setting an ambitious agenda for connecting all corners of the nation while transforming the economy and society with the communications network of the future -- robust, affordable Internet.The creation
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America's 2020 Broadband Vision

February 17, 2010 - 07:42 PM by Julius Genachowski
In a month, the Federal Communications Commission will deliver a National Broadband Plan, as it was asked to do by Congress and the President in the Recovery Act.This will be a meaningful plan for U.S. global leadership in high-speed Internet to create jobs and spur economic growth; to unleash
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