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The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent and Participatory Internet

November 30, 2012 by Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Lawrence E. Strickling, Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Phillip L. Verveer, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, State Department
On the eve of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), we believe that it is the right time to reaffirm the U.S. Government’s commitment to the multistakeholder model as the appropriate process for addressing Internet policy and governance issues.  The
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Protecting Your Cellphone and Smart Devices

November 28, 2012 by Keyla Hernández-Ulloa, Associate Division Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is important to remember to protect our cell phones and smart devices from theft or loss.  Theft of such devices continues to increase and is becoming a serious issue not only in the United States but globally.  Among the Federal
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Experiencing the Magic of Innovation in Silicon Valley

October 23, 2012 by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I have seen a lot during my three-plus years as an FCC Commissioner: executive offices at major cable and television networks, telecom and broadband-related meetings on different continents, NGO exchanges highlighting how simple flip-phone devices are saving lives and improving agri-business
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Making a Dent in the 21st Century: Women and Technology

October 22, 2012 by Monique Jeanne Morrow, Cisco, Distinguished Consulting Engineer
"WISENET (Women in ICTs Shared Excellence Network) is the International Bureau’s convening platform that aims to leverage the experience, resources and connections of the international ICT community to better the situation of women, their communities and their countries. As part of this work,
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FCC Releases Machine Readable Data on E-rate Program

October 19, 2012 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer and Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
We at the FCC know the importance of open data to policy making and government transparency. The FCC continues to modernize and streamline how it collects, uses, and disseminates data as smart policies depend on quality data, which should be accessible to the public in meaningful ways using
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FCC Releases Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 to Empower Small Businesses with Customizable Cybersecurity Plans

October 17, 2012 by Jordan Usdan, Kevin Almasy, and Maya Uppaluru, Public Private Initiatives
Small businesses are more dependent on the Internet than ever before, but 83 percent don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan to protect against cyber threats [1]  As larger companies improve cyber defenses, American small businesses are becoming more vulnerable targets.  According to
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FCC Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2012 by Thomas Wyatt, Director of the Office of Workplace Diversity
The FCC’s Office of Workplace Diversity, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), hosted the Commission’s annual National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in Washington.  In opening remarks, Chairman Julius Genachowski
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Coding is not just for Guys and Geeks

October 4, 2012 by Ann Mei Chang, U.S. Department of State Senior Advisor for Women and Technology
As a twelve year old girl, I came across the Space Invaders video arcade game and was mesmerized by the relentless thump-thump of the advancing aliens, the satisfying sound effects, and the addictive simplicity of the game play.  Soon thereafter, I convinced my parents to buy my first
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Chairman Genachowski Touts Promise of Digital Learning and Applauds National School Speed Test Launch

September 12, 2012 by Jordan Usdan, Maya Uppaluru, Kevin Almasy, Public Private Initiatives
A recent study by the LEAD Commission found that 92% of teachers believe that technology is very important in helping students become more engaged and active participants in their own learning. As access to technology in the classroom becomes a necessity rather than a luxury for our
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Lifeline To Our World

September 10, 2012 by Kris Monteith, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Acting Bureau Chief
Imagine for a moment what your life would be like without a phone, corded or wireless. How would you contact emergency services if there was a fire or a serious injury? How would you contact a potential new employer, or keep in touch with a current one? How would you contact your utility
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