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Hot Times for Spectrum Policy

July 19, 2011 by John Leibovitz, Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Things are heating up in Washington. Of course, we’re not referring to the ongoing negotiations over the debt ceiling, or even the 100-degree temperatures expected later this week. We’re talking about spectrum policy.Last week, Republican and Democrat leaders of the House Energy and
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Training on NEPA and Historic Preservation Rules

June 24, 2011 by Steve DelSordo, Federal Preservation Officer
More than 200 people gathered in the Commission Meeting Room Tuesday, June 21, to hear presentations on federal environmental and historic preservation regulations for the siting of communications facilities, including towers used for mobile telephone, broadband, broadcast, public safety, and
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Hearing Aid Compatibility Filing Window Opens

June 16, 2011 by Jeffrey Steinberg, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
On June 15, 2011, the filing window for device manufacturers to file annual hearing aid compatibility (HAC) reports opened.  The reports can be filed between now and July 15, 2011.  This current filing window is only for device manufacturers.  The filing window for service
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Chairman Genachowski: The Clock is Ticking

March 16, 2011 by George Krebs, New Media
This morning Chairman Genachowski spoke on spectrum, consumers and America’s small businesses, delivering the keynote address as part of the Mobile Future Forum. He called attention to the growth of broadband in America, the looming spectrum crisis and our solution of voluntary, market-based
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The National Broadband Map

February 17, 2011 by Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative – NTIA
Welcome to the first-ever public, searchable nationwide map of broadband access.The National Broadband Map is an unprecedented project created by NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with each state, territory and the District of Columbia. We created the
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Demand for mobile broadband

February 10, 2011 by John Leibovitz & Robert Alderfer
Cisco recently released an update to its Visual Networking Index: Mobile Data Traffic Forecast report, which contains projections of data usage on mobile wireless networks over the next five years. The report is widely followed because Cisco’s role as a network equipment supplier throughout
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Jammin' - A Hit for Bob Marley, a Miss for Communications

February 9, 2011 by Michele Ellison, Chief of Enforcement Bureau
Over the last several years, cell and GPS jammers have become increasingly portable and accessible to consumers on the Internet. These websites often mislead consumers, suggesting that cell jammers may be used lawfully to silence unwanted cell phone use in restaurants, movie theaters, or on the
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New Tools Allow Developers to Leverage Spectrum Data

January 14, 2011 by James Brown
Today the Federal Communications Commission released two new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) on our developer page at fcc.gov/developer. The new APIs leverage data from the Spectrum Dashboard and provide the developer community with direct access to these assets.Managing spectrum is
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Report from CES: Your Connected Car

January 14, 2011 by Joel Gurin
For years, a major topic at the Consumer Electronics Show has been the increasing sophistication of in-car electronics. Six-speaker sound systems and GPS mapping were only the beginning. New cars today are often available with options that provide news, entertainment, communication, route
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Genachowski, FCC Staff Take In CES 2011

January 10, 2011 by George Krebs
Tablets and TVs; gadgets and tech-integrated vehicles; tech-enhanced musical instruments and heavily promoted headphones; innovative toys, energy efficient designs and wireless enabled products of all sorts. Sunday concluded a busy span of stunning technology pageantry in Las Vegas. Thousands
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