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AWS-3 Auction: Lessons Learned

March 27, 2015 - 03:10 PM by Michael O’Rielly, FCC Commissioner
From my perspective, the recent AWS-3 auction has to be deemed an overall success.  It is hard to say otherwise when it released 65 megahertz of spectrum for more efficient purposes, allocated 1611 licenses to current and prospective wireless providers to expand wireless broadband
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Good News for Consumers, Innovators and Financial Markets

February 26, 2015 - 01:05 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Thank you to the over four million Americans who participated in the Open Internet proceeding. Thanks to them, this decision on Internet openness was itself the most open proceeding in the history of the FCC. As a result, the FCC today has taken an important step that should reassure
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Putting Auction 97 in the History Books

January 29, 2015 - 01:18 PM by Roger C. Sherman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
The bidding in Auction 97 – the AWS-3 auction – has concluded. There will be a lot of discussion about the results over the days, weeks and months ahead, and rightly so – this was an historic auction. Although winning bidders must still make payments and submit applications
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Taking the Next Step in E-rate Modernization

November 17, 2014 - 12:52 PM 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 - 10:39 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 - 12:16 PM 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 - 02:58 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 - 01:02 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 - 12:31 PM 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 - 01:38 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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