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An Update: Driving Innovation and Reforms from the International Bureau

April 23, 2013 - 12:28 PM by Mindel De La Torre , International Bureau Chief
The Commission recently adopted the Second Report and Order on Foreign Ownership (“Order”) to overhaul and streamline the way it reviews foreign ownership of U.S. wireless companies under sections 310(b)(3) and (b)(4) of the Communications Act.  These reforms will dramatically
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Media Ownership: Going the Extra Mile for Transparency

December 3, 2012 - 06:02 PM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
For over two years, the Commission has welcomed public input in our pending Quadrennial Review of our broadcast ownership rules.  We began with the first of six public workshops on November 2, 2009 and continued by inviting two rounds of comments on a Notice of Inquiry released on May 25, 2010
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Experiencing the Magic of Innovation in Silicon Valley

October 23, 2012 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I have seen a lot during my three-plus years as an FCC Commissioner: executive offices at major cable and television networks, telecom and broadband-related meetings on different continents, NGO exchanges highlighting how simple flip-phone devices are saving lives and improving agri-business
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2012 OCBO Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop

August 6, 2012 - 05:47 PM by Calvin Osborne, Attorney Advisor
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) hosted its inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop. The conference provided small, minority, and women-owned businesses access to information about the business opportunities
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Review of the Literature Regarding Critical Information Needs of the American Public.

July 25, 2012 - 04:31 PM by Daniel Margolis, Attorney Advisor
A team of researchers led by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications prepared for the FCC a review of the literature regarding the critical information needs of the American Public.  The report concluded that: (1) There is an identifiable set of basic
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FCC to Host a Supplier Diversity Conference for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

June 29, 2012 - 04:52 PM by Calvin Osborne, Attorney Advisor
The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) hosted a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The conference focused on government and private sector business opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned
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FCC Chairman Challenges Private Sector to Accelerate the Next Generation of Wireless Health

June 15, 2012 - 05:24 PM by Josh Gottheimer and Maya Uppaluru
Imagine a wireless sensor embedded in your gym clothes, so small and lightweight that it is barely noticeable, that tracks your heart rate and calories burned as you exercise and sends the data to your mobile phone.  Or a wireless heart monitor that warns a physician that her patient with
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Back to the Future – Another Amazing Trip to CES

January 24, 2012 - 05:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I kicked off another New Year by once again being the envy of my high tech gadget friends back home. For the third time in a row, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 10-12. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which is responsible
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FCC/SBA/SCORE Small Business and Broadband Conference

December 16, 2011 - 06:31 PM by Gilberto de Jesús, Attorney Advisor
On February 15, 2012, OCBO and the E-Business Now Consortium, the Small Business Administration, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, and the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a series of workshops on broadband tools for small businesses.  E-Business Now was
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EEO Best Practices Summit

December 5, 2011 - 11:26 AM by Daniel Margolis, OCBO Attorney Advisor
Are you an FCC broadcast licensee or MVPD operator concerned about your EEO responsibilities?  Each year approximately five percent of all licensees in the television and radio services will be randomly selected for an EEO audit.  On January 4, 2012, the FCC’s Office of
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