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FCC Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 5, 2012 - 02:10 PM 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 - 11:32 AM 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 - 04:32 PM 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 - 04:53 PM 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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APCO International 78th Annual Conference FCC Regulatory Panel

August 30, 2012 - 05:26 PM by David S. Turetsky , Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Review Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief David Turetsky's speech & from the APCO International 78th Annual Conference FCC Regulatory Panel & learn about latest development to improve Next Generation 911 systems."I am happy to be here with you. I'm married to a Minnesotan
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FCC Holds 2-Day Workshop to Advance Accessible Technology Development

August 30, 2012 - 11:36 AM by Jamal Mazrui , Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
To address the challenge of providing accessible solutions that often lag behind rapid technology advances, the FCC is hosting a free workshop for developers Sept. 6-7 at its headquarters in Washington. The two-day event – “Developing with Accessibility” (DevAcc) – is designed to spur
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National PC Donation and Recycling Drive to Address the Digital Divide

August 21, 2012 - 02:56 PM by Jordan Usdan and Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
Owning a computer and gaining access to the Internet is not a luxury, but a necessity in today's world. The digital divide is growing as Americans who are "offline" cannot fully participate in the digital economy and are left behind in important areas such as education and health care. Yet,
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Digital Firsts

August 15, 2012 - 12:52 PM by David Robbins, Managing Director
Three years ago this week, the Federal Communications Commission joined the Twitterverse with our handle @FCC.   A few hours after sending our first Tweet, we used Twitter to announce our entry into the blogosphere: “FCC launches first-ever blog, called ’Blogband,’ to
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White House Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

August 2, 2012 - 02:52 PM by Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Last week, I was honored to represent the Federal Communications Commission at the White House’s observation of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) 22nd anniversary.  Kareem Dale, the Special Advisor to the President on Disabilities Issues, opened the event, and Valerie
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FCC Chairman Announces Jobs-Focused Digital Literacy Partnership Between Connect2Compete and the 2,800 American Job Centers

July 23, 2012 - 05:53 PM by Jordan Usdan and Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
We know today’s job market is more competitive than ever, but trying to find a job without knowing how to use the Internet is becoming nearly impossible.  Over 80% of Fortune 500 companies, from Target to Wal-Mart, require online job applications.  In the next decade, it is
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