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Enforcement Fines: The Collection Process

November 25, 2015 - 01:17 PM by Travis LeBlanc, Enforcement Bureau Chief
The Enforcement Bureau has four guiding mandates: protect consumers, safeguard competition, secure communications networks, and police the integrity of Commission funds, programs and services. To better protect the public and strengthen accountability, the Bureau has made it a priority to
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A Draft Pirate Radio Policy and Enforcement Statement

September 24, 2015 - 12:12 PM by Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner
This past summer, when the Commission was considering an order to close several of the Enforcement Bureau’s field offices and reduce field agent positions, a number of entities raised concerns about how this reorganization would impact our efforts to combat pirate radio. It was hard to
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The Charter Transaction: Status Update

September 11, 2015 - 03:46 PM by Jon Sallet, General Counsel
With the filing of the proposed Charter-Time Warner Cable-Bright House Networks transaction, the FCC staff went to work, first by reviewing the application for completeness and then, when it was officially accepted for consideration, by beginning the analysis of whether the proposed transaction
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Leading towards Next Generation "5G" Mobile Services

August 3, 2015 - 03:05 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Over the past decade, wireless services and technologies have dramatically evolved while shaping our economy and society. We've moved from analog to digital, from voice only services to wireless broadband, from 2G to 4G, and beyond. The Commission has consistently fostered policies promoting
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Another Win for Consumers

May 27, 2015 - 02:28 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Few things rankle consumers as much as unwanted calls and texts. Thanks to the passage of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, consumers can choose which calls they want and do not want. Yet, in order to maintain those protections, we must continue to close loopholes and empower consumers.
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Takeaways from CES2015: Wireless Innovation, Diversity and Openness

January 13, 2015 - 10:47 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Tuning in at CES. Here I am outside the Gibson Guitar Tent. #CES2015. Once again, I made my gadget obsessed friends green with envy by attending the International Consumer Electronics Show -- sacred ground for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. By the end of CES, tech
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Incentive Auction Progress Report

October 24, 2014 - 11:59 AM by Gary Epstein, Chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force
When Chairman Wheeler arrived at the Commission last November, he described the incentive auction as taking a cutting edge concept to market on deadline. At that time he wrote in a blog post, “managing a complex undertaking such as this also requires an ongoing commitment to continuously
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Safety and Broadband Must Go Hand in Hand

October 15, 2014 - 12:11 PM by Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor and Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
The wireless industry is a powerful driver of growth in our economy. New facilities pop up all the time, giving the devices in our pockets and purses better service and faster broadband connections. Our country relies on these connections, but serving America's exploding demand for them
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Broadcasting Anew

April 15, 2014 - 02:51 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
It is always special to be in attendance at the annual National Association of Broadcasters Show, and this year was no exception. The NAB does a good job of matching its members with FCC Commissioners and staff for informative, engaging and often spirited discussions. This was the case for
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Working Together on the Post-Incentive-Auction Broadcaster Transition

March 20, 2014 - 02:30 PM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
Making history is exciting, but it’s not easy.  In next year’s first-ever incentive auction, participating broadcasters will voluntarily relinquish spectrum rights in exchange for a share of the proceeds, and the recovered spectrum will be sold for wireless broadband use.  The
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