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Mapping the Mobility Fund Phase I Auction

July 13, 2012 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
The FCC is rolling out new mapping tools for the upcoming auction of Mobility Fund Phase I universal service support.  The electronic application to participate in this auction displays maps, based on certain information entered in the application, of areas eligible for Mobility Fund Phase
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New FCC Website to Help Consumers Beat ‘Bill Shock’

April 19, 2012 by William D. Freedman, Deputy Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
The arrival of spring brings with it good news for consumers suffering from that malady known as bill shock: the appearance, like April dandelions, of sudden and unexpected overage charges on their wireless bills.  Bill shock can happen when a subscriber is charged for unknowingly
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Opening the Hood-and Code-Behind FCC.GOV/Maps

March 20, 2012 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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Data the Way You Want It – New GIS Data Formats for Mobility Fund Phase I

March 8, 2012 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Today the FCC is taking another step in our approach towards open government. We are releasing additional formats of high-need data to make it easier to use for individual analysis. The data we are releasing is for the potentially eligible areas for the Mobility Fund Phase I of the Connect
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Marking Consumer Protection Week at the FCC

March 5, 2012 by Howard Parnell , Chief, Web and Print Publishing Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Looking out for consumers is a year-round job at the FCC, and Consumer Protection Week is an opportunity to take stock in our work, renew our commitments and note the achievements of our colleagues in other agencies.The 21st Annual National Consumer Protection Week runs through March 10, with a
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New Features and Enhancements for FCC.gov

February 14, 2012 by David Robbins, Managing Director
Just as the Internet is in a state of constant evolution, a good website must be in a constant state of innovation.  Since the launch of the redesigned FCC.gov last spring, we have continued to roll out new site features and enhancements. The daily work is informed by feedback from an
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Introducing MyFCC Beta

December 20, 2011 by David Robbins, Managing Director
Building a website that serves many audiences is a complex challenge. And it is a challenge best met in partnership with the site’s frequent users.That’s why today we are excited to announce the public Beta launch of MyFCC, and to solicit and encourage your feedback, questions and
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FCC Launches the Small Biz Cyber Planner

November 17, 2011 by Jordan Usdan and Josh Gottheimer, Chairman's Office
The FCC is launching the Small Biz Cyber Planner, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. This is the result of an unprecedented public-private partnership between government experts and private IT and security companies, including DHS, NCSA, NIST, The
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What is "place" and why does it matter?

May 20, 2011 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Today, I spoke at a forum on Place-Based Public Management sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration. The purpose of the forum was to explore how place-based policies might improve public management.This idea hasn’t been very well understood across the federal space (and
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Expanding secure HTTPS browsing on FCC.gov

May 9, 2011 by Benjamin Balter, New Media Fellow
We know that protecting personal information online is important for all web users. We’re keeping up with best practices across the web and offering FCC.gov visitors the option to browse the site entirely using the more secure HTTPS protocol. Browsing with HTTPS is particularly valuable when
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