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Protecting Television Consumers By Protecting Competition

March 6, 2014 - 02:25 PM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Every four years, the FCC is required by law to assess its media ownership rules and determine if they need to be modified to serve the public interest. In fact, it’s been six years since the Commission last completed a quadrennial review, so it goes without saying that the video marketplace
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From the Wall to the Desk: Facilitating 21st Century Digital Learning

February 20, 2014 - 04:34 PM by Trent Harkrader, Associate Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
In his recent Digital Learning Day speech, Chairman Wheeler emphasized the tremendous potential of digital learning for America’s students and teachers.  Among the reasons for the revolution going on in teaching and learning, the Chairman highlighted two transformative technological
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Commissioner O’Rielly’s Thoughts on Broadcast Television JSAs and SSAs

February 18, 2014 - 06:38 PM by Michael O'Rielly, FCC Commissioner
It used to be that Americans had few choices for watching television—options included a handful of broadcast networks and maybe a cable subscription with 30 channels, if consumers were lucky.  Today, the choices for entertainment and news are seemingly limitless and available on multiple
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Channel Sharing: A New Opportunity for Broadcasters

February 11, 2014 - 06:12 PM by Tom Wheeler, Chairman
I’ve seen the future, and it’s using 50% less bandwidth to produce a picture with increased quality of up to 300%. I just completed a tour of KLCS, a public broadcaster in Los Angeles. As Chairman of the FCC, visiting a television station isn’t necessarily that noteworthy. But
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The Path to a Successful Incentive Auction

December 6, 2013 - 10:39 AM by Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Since my arrival at the Commission a month ago, I have spent more time working on the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction than any other single issue.  I am confident in the Commission’s ability to make the appropriate policy decisions.  I am also confident that the
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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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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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Updated: The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching

October 21, 2013 - 03:13 PM by Bill Lake, Media Bureau Chief
Reposted from the September 19, 2013 post "The Low Power FM Application Window is Fast Approaching" with Updated InformationIn August we had our first of two webinars on how communities and non-profit organizations can apply for new low-power FM radio station licenses during the next window,
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The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching

September 19, 2013 - 03:58 PM by Bill Lake, Media Bureau Chief
***Due to the Government-wide lapse in funding the webinar date and LPFM Open Filing Window Deadline have changed. Please see "Updated: The Low Power FM Application Window Is Fast Approaching" for the correct dates.***Second, remember that, while you do not need a 501(c)(3) certification,
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