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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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Opening Day at the FCC: Perspectives, Challenges, and Opportunities

November 5, 2013 - 03:34 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Today I had the privilege of meeting with the staff of the Federal Communications Commission for the first time as Chairman. I am grateful to the President and the Senate for the confidence they have placed in me and look forward to working with the superb professionals at the FCC.Over the last
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On the Importance of Communication

October 21, 2013 - 05:26 PM by Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer
Our modern world teems with communication. Most of us have cell phones or smart phones that allow us to be reached 24/7 by almost anyone as we move about the planet. We can access the Internet and catch-up on global and local news, share our thoughts via blogs, wikis, instant messages, or
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FCC Celebrates National Health IT Week

September 16, 2013 - 10:55 AM by Matthew Quinn, Director of Healthcare Initiatives
The week of September 16-20, 2013 is National Health Information Technology (IT) Week.  National Health IT Week celebrates the efforts that have been made—and are being made—in the transformation of how care is delivered and paid for and how patients engage in their own health and
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A New Step in Promoting Safety and Innovation in Healthcare IT

September 6, 2013 - 01:13 PM by Matthew Quinn, Director of FCC Health Care Initiatives
The FCC is committed to accelerating the adoption and innovation of health information technology (health IT) through wired and wireless broadband.  Health IT tools such as electronic health records, mobile health applications and mobile body area networks (MBANS) hold great
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FCC Releases a Software Development Kit for the Accessibility Clearinghouse

August 28, 2013 - 03:24 PM by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative and Aaron Vimont, Accessibility Innovation Summer Intern
Created as part of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the FCC’s Accessibility Clearinghouse is designed to be a useful, reliable, and reusable resource for individuals seeking accessibility solutions to give them full access to our nation's
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Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Speaker Series

August 26, 2013 - 03:39 PM by Susan Fisenne, Outreach Specialist, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
Those of us working at the FCC strongly believe that the power of technology should benefit and be available to all Americans, including those with disabilities.  Communications technology is empowering to all, but for people with disabilities, it is especially promising.  It can
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FCC Supports National Council of La Raza at Annual Conference Rise As One

August 1, 2013 - 02:42 PM by Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, Associate Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
In late July, I had the privilege of representing the FCC at the annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference.  NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.True to its theme, Rise As One, the 2013 conference’s workshops and
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AAPI Roundtable

July 26, 2013 - 12:45 PM by Celeste McCray, Asian American Outreach Team
The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division is responsible for reaching out to many of our underserved communities. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Toward that
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FCC Releases New Incentive Auction Repacking Information

July 22, 2013 - 05:23 PM by Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering & Technology
Today, the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force released a Public Notice that seeks input on certain data and updated computer software relevant to the repacking component of the upcoming incentive auction. Repacking is one of three major components of the FCC’s incentive auction, along
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