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The Power of Partnerships

October 29, 2010 - 04:05 PM by Pam Gregory, Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
We had an inspiring couple of days in Colorado last week.  On October 21 in Westminister, we participated in the 10th Annual Coleman Institute Conference, entitled “All Together Now:  The Power of Partnerships in Cognitive Disability & Technology.”While at the conference, Pam
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Announcing Open Developer Day at the FCC

October 28, 2010 - 01:46 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission will sponsor an "Open Developer Day" event at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC to promote collaboration between web developers in the public and private sectors.The goal of Open Developer Day is to further innovation in
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Lifeline and Link-Up Programs: Stay Connected!

October 12, 2010 - 11:15 AM by Joel Gurin
No one should be without access to vital emergency services and community resources because they can't afford it.Using the telephone has become such a routine part of our lives that many of us take for granted that we can pick up a phone and be in contact with family, schools, friends,
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Cable Diversity Week highlight of Big Apple Tour

September 16, 2010 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I just spent 2.5 days in New York City focusing on cable TV as the industry celebrated Diversity Week. I had the pleasure of meeting with the Board of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Cable - NAMIC, a 30-year old organization that promotes diversity in the cable industry by
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Bureau Waiver Fosters Innovation and Competition in the Mobile DTV Marketplace

July 27, 2010 - 11:49 AM by William Lake
The Media Bureau's recent decision to waive some of the tuner requirements for Mobile DTV devices not only gives manufacturers greater flexibility in how they design and market these new receivers, it ensures the devices can be in the hands of consumers in time for the 2010 holiday season.
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An Opportunity Knocks for Broadcasters

April 29, 2010 - 03:01 PM by William Lake
The Commission's proposal to invite voluntary participation by TV broadcasters in a spectrum exchange is an opportunity knocking at their door. Broadcasters who are strapped for capital may find that answering that knock will be just what they need to kick their performance up to the next
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Is Your EEO Public File Report On Your Website?

April 8, 2010 - 12:40 PM by Lewis Pulley
Broadcast stations with five or more full-time employees, and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), including cable and satellite TV companies, with six or more full-time employees, are required by FCC rules to maintain an EEO recruitment program. They must also create a report
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Highlighting the staff of the FCC...

March 31, 2010 - 01:10 PM by David Fiske
Jeff Riordan, the Deputy AV Officer in the Commission’s Audio-Visual Center, is another “behind the scenes” public servant who makes sure the numerous events held at the Commission and around the country each month run smoothly and are publicly accessible.Have you ever attended an Open
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Highlighting the staff of the FCC...

January 28, 2010 - 03:57 PM by David Fiske, Director, Office of Media Relations
The vast majority of Commission staff serve the American public each day “behind the scenes.”  Sharon Hurd, a Media Relations Specialist in the Commission’s Office of Media Relations (OMR), is one such staffer.  If you subscribe to the FCC “Daily Digest”, or are interested
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Redesigning the FCC Website

January 7, 2010 - 12:04 PM by David Kitzmiller, Internet Working Group Chairman
The FCC website was launched in June 1995 and redesigned in June 1999. The most recent redesign, initiated in March 2000 and completed in September 2001, achieved a common look-and-feel across all static pages of the site by introducing a standard agency-wide template supported internally by a
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