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August 15, 2012 - 11:52 AM 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 - 01:52 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 - 04:53 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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The Gender Gap in Mobile and Internet Access in the Developing World

July 23, 2012 - 01:38 PM by Ann Mei Chang, Department of State Senior Advisor for Women and Technology
We have seen evidence over and over again that investing in women and girls is one of the most direct and effective ways to produce economic and social progress.  We have also seen how information and communication technologies (or ICT) have accelerated the pace of change by introducing
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Thoughts on the Digital Government Strategy

May 24, 2012 - 04:47 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
On a regular basis, I find myself working with increasingly bigger datasets, and investigating increasingly more complicated patterns. However, as data gets bigger and more complicated, government IT budgets are getting smaller. At the same time, the public expects government to quickly provide
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FCC.GOV Redesign: One year later…

May 22, 2012 - 12:50 PM by FCC New Media Team
A little more than a year ago, the FCC launched its first website redesign in nearly a decade. Building a website that serves many audiences is a complex challenge. And it is a challenge best met in partnership with the site’s frequent users. Included with the launch were prompts inviting our
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Final Plan for Retrospective Review of Regulations at the FCC

May 18, 2012 - 02:30 PM by Jennifer Tatel, Associate General Counsel
The FCC continues to make agency reform a top priority. A key focus of this reform has been carrying out our statutory mission in a way that recognizes changes in technology and the marketplace and reduces burdens on business and industry while promoting incentives for investment and promoting
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Bike to Work Day

May 17, 2012 - 04:47 PM by David Robbins, Managing Director
The FCC’s growing community of cyclists has much to celebrate and be congratulated for as bicycling enthusiasts across the country mark National Bike Month.Community events around the country have so far included Bike to School Day and Bike to Work Week, culminating today in Bike to Work Day.
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Countdown to IPv6

May 16, 2012 - 03:48 PM by Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer
What if I told you that the world was running out of postal addresses or phone numbers, and that, in less than two months, many companies you regularly do business with will have a new system of contact information?  You’d want to learn more about this system and perhaps make a few
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Girls in Information and Communication Technology Day

May 8, 2012 - 04:45 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
On Thursday, April 26, I had the honor of speaking at the International Telecommunication Union's event marking Girls in ICT Day in New York. I joined successful, thoughtful and dynamic women to figure out how we can help get more girls and women into ICTs (information and communication
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