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Taking the Next Step in E-rate Modernization

November 17, 2014 - 11:52 AM by Jon Wilkins, Managing Director
Today, Chairman Wheeler announced that he will be circulating a draft order to his fellow Commissioners for consideration at the December Commission Meeting to take the next step in his comprehensive effort to modernize the E-rate program. If you recall, the Commission adopted an Order in July
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Taking Broadcaster Outreach on the Road

November 13, 2014 - 09:39 AM by Howard Symons, Vice Chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force
Last month marked a major milestone in our ongoing effort to educate broadcasters about the opportunities afford by the first-ever incentive auction. We sent an information package, prepared by the investment banking firm Greenhill and Co. for the FCC, to the owners of every station eligible to
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Introducing FCC Distinguished Health IT Scholar, Dr. Chris Gibbons

November 10, 2014 - 11:16 AM by P. Michele Ellison, Chair, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force
The American scientist and inventor Edwin Land once said, “don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.”  (You may recall that Land co-founded the Polaroid Corporation, which revolutionized instant photography.) Connecting everyone,
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FOCUS100’s Push for Greater Diversity in the Tech Industry

October 27, 2014 - 01:58 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Earlier this month, I travelled to New York City to attend digitalundivided’s FOCUS100, which describes itself as “the most diverse tech conference on the planet.”  I was inspired by dozens of women who either have founded technology companies or are having a direct
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An Update on the Volume of Open Internet Comments Submitted to the FCC

September 17, 2014 - 12:02 PM by Dr. David A. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer
Monday night concluded the second round of comments for the FCC's Open Internet Proceeding. During the last four months, the Commission has received a large number of comments from a wide range of constituents via three methods: (1) the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), (2) the
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FCC Celebrates National Health IT Week

September 15, 2014 - 11:31 AM by P. Michele Ellison, Chair, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force and Deputy General Counsel
At the FCC this week, the Connect2HeatlhFCC Task Force is joining public and private stakeholders in celebrating National Health IT Week, September 15-19:  http://www.healthit.gov/healthitweek/.  Two big events of note: On Monday, September 15, Commissioner Clyburn will
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Updating Old Policies; Pioneering New Ones

September 9, 2014 - 12:38 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Since becoming Chairman, I’ve spoken often about the importance of reviewing the FCC’s rules and processes, and eliminating or modernizing outdated practices that no longer make sense. There is no better example of an FCC rule that has outlived its usefulness and deserves to be
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The Future of FCC.GOV

September 5, 2014 - 02:47 PM by Dr. David A. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer
In August the FCC launched a project to improve fcc.gov and unify all of our related subdomains. The project is focused on enhancing our website to allow the FCC to more effectively meet the needs of our site’s internal and external stakeholders. To ensure optimal usability for fcc.gov
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FCC Welcomes TechGirls

September 4, 2014 - 12:43 PM by Anita Dey, Chief, Regional & Bilateral Affairs Branch, Strategic Analysis and Negotiations Division, International Bureau
Left to right: Mindel De La Torre (Chief, International Bureau), Imene Benzenache (TechGirl), Shahdan Abd El Kareem (TechGirl), Anita Dey, Isabelle Styslinger (IB/SAND Intern), Ena Dekanic (IB/SAND Legal Fellow). Recently, the International Bureau hosted two remarkable
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Keeping Track of the Open Internet Comments Submitted to the FCC

July 14, 2014 - 02:04 PM by Dr. David A. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer
*Update: The blog post below has been revised to reflect  the extension of the initial Net Neutrality comment period to 7/18. This week marks the end of the first round of comments in the Commission’s Open Internet Proceeding.  During the past 60 days, the Commission has
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