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The FCC and Inflight Mobile Wireless Services

November 22, 2013 - 04:13 PM by Roger Sherman, Acting Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
There has been great deal of public discussion since the Commission announced yesterday that it would consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on revisions to the Commission’s rules on mobile wireless services onboard aircraft. I want to clarify what adoption of the
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FCC Speed Test App: Our First Results

November 21, 2013 - 12:47 PM by Mike Byrne and Eric Spry, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
Last week, the FCC released the first public version of the FCC Speed Test app for Android phones.  The app, available for free in the Google Play store, provides precise and nuanced data about the performance of mobile broadband networks used by consumers in the U.S.  The launch was
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The IP Transition: Starting Now

November 19, 2013 - 12:05 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Our communications networks are changing – and fast. What some call the “IP transition” is really a series of transitions; a multi-faceted revolution that advances as the packets of Internet Protocol (IP)-based communication replace the digital stream of bits and analog frequency waves.
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New FCC Speed Test App: How does your mobile broadband network measure up?

November 14, 2013 - 11:57 AM by James Miller and Walter Johnson, Office of Engineering & Technology
Today we’re publicly releasing the first version of the new FCC Speed Test App for Android smartphones, as part of our Measuring Broadband America Program to cellular and Wi-Fi mobile broadband. The app is a first step towards accurately evaluating mobile broadband network performance, and is
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Mobile Accessibility and Employment of People with Disabilities

October 31, 2013 - 01:35 PM by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
The FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is pleased to commemorate October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In recent years and on a global scale, the spread of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices has been dramatic.  A driving force behind this
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On Cyber Trick-or-T(h)reats

October 30, 2013 - 05:27 PM by Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer
Last week, I started a public conversation on the importance of communication.  This week I want to discuss another side of digital communication:  the spread of viruses, malware, and advanced persistent threats on the internet. The timing of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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For researchers, useful datasets and potential questions

September 27, 2013 - 09:59 AM by Irene S. Wu, Senior Analyst, Policy Division, International Bureau
At the Federal Communications Commission, we publish a large amount of information and data, much of it potentially useful for research projects.  However, the FCC’s information is organized in ways that facilitate rulemakings, not research; and for those not directly involved in
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A New Step in Promoting Safety and Innovation in Healthcare IT

September 6, 2013 - 12:13 PM by Matthew Quinn, Director of FCC Health Care Initiatives
The FCC is committed to accelerating the adoption and innovation of health information technology (health IT) through wired and wireless broadband.  Health IT tools such as electronic health records, mobile health applications and mobile body area networks (MBANS) hold great
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FCC Releases a Software Development Kit for the Accessibility Clearinghouse

August 28, 2013 - 02:24 PM by Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative and Aaron Vimont, Accessibility Innovation Summer Intern
Created as part of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the FCC’s Accessibility Clearinghouse is designed to be a useful, reliable, and reusable resource for individuals seeking accessibility solutions to give them full access to our nation's
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FCC Supports National Council of La Raza at Annual Conference Rise As One

August 1, 2013 - 01:42 PM by Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, Associate Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
In late July, I had the privilege of representing the FCC at the annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference.  NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.True to its theme, Rise As One, the 2013 conference’s workshops and
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