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Spectrum: Supply and Demand

January 1, 2011 by Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
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Announcing Generation Mobile, Featuring Jane Lynch

December 9, 2010 by George Krebs
(Photo credit: LG Text Ed)You can find them in the most innocent settings. The dinner table, the classroom, during evening homework hour or an otherwise quiet family walk. Clicking, clacking, beeping, buzzing and whirring. This maneuvering marauder? Mobile phones equipped with text
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Emergencies Abroad: What Do You Dial?

December 1, 2010 by Mindel DeLaTorre
If you're traveling in Europe and suddenly you need to make an emergency call - what do you do? Dial "112." Don't call 911 as you would in the United States; that number doesn't work in Europe. Dialing 112 from any country in the European Union (EU) will connect you to emergency services, such
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Spectrum Dashboard Gets An Upgrade

November 18, 2010 by James Brown
On Wednesday, November 17, the first in a series of enhancements to the Spectrum Dashboard were released. Along with this release, we are excited to announce that the Dashboard is no longer in beta.The response we've received about the Dashboard has been remarkably positive and in the eight
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Crunching the Numbers Behind the Spectrum Crunch

October 21, 2010 by Rob Alderfer
By Robert Alderfer and Tom PetersThe explosive growth of mobile communication is fueling our economy, creating jobs and spurring innovation at lighting fast speeds. But, it is also taxing our nation’s spectrum.Spectrum is the finite national resource that makes all forms of wireless
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Join us for the Spectrum Summit

October 20, 2010 by George Krebs
By John LeibovitzAt last week's Commission meeting, Chairman Genachowski announced that the FCC will be hosting a Spectrum Summit to bring together creative thinkers to solve the looming spectrum crunch and ensure enough airwaves are available for Americans' growing appetite for mobile
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Brainstorming: the FCC Mobile App

October 5, 2010 by Haley Van Dÿck, FCC New Media
The rate of mobile users has sky-rocketed in the past ten years, with over five billion mobile devices world wide. Today Americans are spending more time online through their phones than ever before, with 6 out of 10 Americans connecting to the Internet through mobile access.The FCC
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Trading in your wallet for your phone

October 5, 2010 by Linda Pintro
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)If you can't remember the last time you were without your cell phone, but you can remember your embarrassment when you forgot your wallet, you're a good candidate for a mobile wallet. What's a mobile wallet and where can you get one? Well, get in line. While
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Next Steps on Nonvisual Cell Phone Access

September 24, 2010 by Jamal Mazrui
Let me encourage anyone interested to submit comments to the Commission regarding accessibility of cell and other phone technologies to people who are blind, deaf-blind, or have low vision, in furtherance of Section 255 of the Communications Act. Such comments are due by the end of Thursday,
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