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Broadband Availability: It’s So Much More Than Just Access to the Internet

May 24, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Last week I was in Omaha, Nebraska to engage in several discussions about the importance of ubiquitous and affordable, high-speed Internet. As you know, we are spending a lot of time at the Commission considering how to reform and modernize the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) and
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SMARTBoards and Other Brilliant Uses of Broadband to Educate our Future Leaders

May 11, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I recently visited Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia where President Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and other government officials visited this past March. There they lauded the extraordinary progress the middle school has made by leveraging advanced technology. The
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The Unique Experiences of Women are Enhancements to Leadership

April 21, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Last week, following my trip to Boston, I had the honor of traveling to Orlando to speak at the Women in Public Safety Communications Leadership Conference, hosted by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International. This event is of course near and dear to my heart, as
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The Beantown Media and Technology Experience

April 13, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Last week, I spent a few days in Boston, aka Bean Town, aka Cradle of Modern America. Since the purpose of the trip was to participate in Free Press’s National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) and visit Verizon’s LTE Innovation Lab in nearby Waltham, I anticipated being impressed by the
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The FCC's Amazing Crew in Gettysburg, PA

March 15, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I spend a lot of time at the FCC’s main building in southwest DC. Days can pass with me not even venturing across the street at lunch time for a sandwich. So, when my schedule offered me the opportunity to travel outside of this fine city to see what my FCC colleagues are doing in one of
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The Big and the Up-and-Coming

March 8, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Spending two days in New York City can be exhausting. I had a number of meetings with mega news organizations and their executives in order to discuss the ever-changing media landscape, which continues to modify the way we view and access news content. Do you peruse the headlines on your
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Is a unified platform the key to upward mobility?

January 28, 2011 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I recently experienced my second visit to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Across the many acres of displays, demonstrations, lectures, and booths, I found myself almost unable to comprehend how much technology has advanced in only one year. From tablets, tablets and more tablets to clean
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My Idea of Working From Home

October 19, 2010 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
This week I had the pleasure of traveling home to South Carolina to deliver remarks at the Rural Cellular Association’s Business and Technical Conference. When I heard RCA wanted me to drop by, I was honored, naturally, but when I saw that this event was being held in South Carolina, I
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My First Visit to One of the FCC's Field Offices

October 19, 2010 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I just returned from a 36-hour trip to Georgia, during which I visited a great group of folk at the FCC’s field office in Duluth (which is overseen by our Enforcement Bureau). It was my first experience with one of our field offices, but interacting with our people on the ground – my
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Foreign Diplomacy In D.C.

August 2, 2010 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I had the pleasure last week of meeting several distinguished international colleagues, beginning on Tuesday morning, with a delegation from the Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT). Members of the Spanish telecommunications regulatory authority met with various U.S. companies
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