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Incentive Auctions: The Concept Ratified, and the Work Begins

March 27, 2012 - 02:53 PM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
Congress ratified a historic policy innovation by authorizing the Commission to conduct incentive auctions of spectrum.  Now the work begins to make that innovation a reality.  The new law codifies the vision of an incentive auction as offering new options to broadcasters.It codifies
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Opening the Hood-and Code-Behind FCC.GOV/Maps

March 20, 2012 - 02:33 PM by Eric Spry, Deputy Geographic Information Officer
We have released a new module that drives our FCC.gov/maps page.  Often referred to as open sourcing our code, we are excited to release this for wider audience use and enhancements.Over the past year, FCC.gov has gone through a major transformation.   The evolution of FCC.gov
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Remembering Congressman Donald Payne

March 7, 2012 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
My first real recollection of Representative Donald Payne was during a Congressional Black Caucus gathering in the mid to late 90s, which focused lack of diversity when it comes to creative content and roles for people of color in Hollywood. I watched intently as this proud New Jersey
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The Women’s Initiative: Going Mobile and Connecting Women

February 15, 2012 - 06:07 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I am proud to announce that the FCC's International Bureau has launched a new Women’s Initiative which will leverage the experience, resources, and connections of the international ICT community to improve the status of women, their communities, and their countries.During my trip to East
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The Women’s Initiative: Going Mobile and Connecting Women

February 15, 2012 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I am proud to announce that the FCC's International Bureau has launched a new Women’s Initiative which will leverage the experience, resources, and connections of the international ICT community to improve the status of women, their communities, and their countries. During my trip to East
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Back to the Future – Another Amazing Trip to CES

January 24, 2012 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I kicked off another New Year by once again being the envy of my high tech gadget friends back home. For the third time in a row, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 10-12. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which is responsible
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Media Diversity, Open Internet, and Adoption Efforts in Massachusetts

August 4, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
A quick trip, last week, to Massachusetts gave me another opportunity to learn about activities outside of the Beltway that promote three important initiatives: greater diversity in traditional and new media outlets, open Internet, and wider broadband adoption. My first stop was to the
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Attorney Honors Program Launches

July 29, 2011 - 03:59 PM by Julie Veach, Deputy General Counsel
I am delighted to be able to say that the FCC has launched the Attorney Honors Program. Our program is a two-year employment and training program designed to introduce new and recent law school graduates to the field of communications law and policy. We are accepting applications from law
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Exclusive Sneak Peek: FCC Technology Experience Center and #SeeTheSpectrum

July 11, 2011 - 09:02 AM by Tammy Sun, Director, Office of Media Relations
Broadband is no longer a luxury.  It's an essential platform for new products, economic growth and job-creating opportunities and opening markets that allow businesses to start, grow and hire.Mobile broadband is growing at an exponential rate and as demand increases, the benefits are more
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Seeing It All at the Cable Show in Chicago

June 22, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Having just spent two days at the Cable Show in Chicago, IL, I can safely say that the content and programming industries continue to amaze me. As I walked through the many acres of floor displays and demonstrations, I noticed that the tastes and preferences of viewers continues to expand, and
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