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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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The 2011 OCBO Capitalization Strategies Workshop

October 24, 2011 - 04:40 PM by Thomas Reed , OCBO Director
On December 8, 2011, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities hosted its third annual “Capitalization Strategies Workshop” for small businesses involved in the media and telecommunications industries.  Through seminars like this one, which also feature a
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Chairman Announces Competition Winners

August 5, 2011 - 11:08 AM by Jordan Usdan, Attorney and Policy Advisor
This morning FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the winners of the agency’s latest contest on, a competition for scientists and software developers to engage in innovative research and create useful apps that further the understanding of Internet connectivity and network
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Media Diversity, Open Internet, and Adoption Efforts in Massachusetts

August 4, 2011 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
A quick trip, last week, to Massachusetts gave me another opportunity to learn about activities outside of the Beltway that promote three important initiatives: greater diversity in traditional and new media outlets, open Internet, and wider broadband adoption. My first stop was to the
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Exclusive Sneak Peek: FCC Technology Experience Center and #SeeTheSpectrum

July 11, 2011 - 10:02 AM by Tammy Sun, Director, Office of Media Relations
Broadband is no longer a luxury.  It's an essential platform for new products, economic growth and job-creating opportunities and opening markets that allow businesses to start, grow and hire.Mobile broadband is growing at an exponential rate and as demand increases, the benefits are more
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State SPANs

June 14, 2011 - 02:05 PM by Steven Waldman, Senior Advisor to the Chairman
From 2003 to 2008, the amount spent by state governments rose almost 20 percent. During the same time, the number of reporters covering state government declined by one third. Though it's no panacea, one thing that might help is if every state in the country had a state-level
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The Unique Experiences of Women are Enhancements to Leadership

April 21, 2011 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Last week, following my trip to Boston, I had the honor of traveling to Orlando to speak at the Women in Public Safety Communications Leadership Conference, hosted by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International. This event is of course near and dear to my heart, as
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The Beantown Media and Technology Experience

April 13, 2011 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
Last week, I spent a few days in Boston, aka Bean Town, aka Cradle of Modern America. Since the purpose of the trip was to participate in Free Press’s National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) and visit Verizon’s LTE Innovation Lab in nearby Waltham, I anticipated being impressed by the
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Continuing a Conversation About the FCC’s Merger Review Process

March 17, 2011 - 01:55 PM by Jonathan Baker
Six weeks after the FCC completed its high profile review of the Comcast/NBCU transaction, Commissioner Meredith Baker (no relation) suggested that the agency’s transaction review process should be overhauled. I have been involved in merger reviews on both sides of the table for most of my
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Chairman Genachowski: The Clock is Ticking

March 16, 2011 - 04:55 PM by George Krebs, New Media
This morning Chairman Genachowski spoke on spectrum, consumers and America’s small businesses, delivering the keynote address as part of the Mobile Future Forum. He called attention to the growth of broadband in America, the looming spectrum crisis and our solution of voluntary, market-based
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