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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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The National Broadband Map

February 17, 2011 - 11:51 AM by Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative – NTIA
Welcome to the first-ever public, searchable nationwide map of broadband access.The National Broadband Map is an unprecedented project created by NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with each state, territory and the District of Columbia. We created the
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Demand for mobile broadband

February 10, 2011 - 12:11 PM by John Leibovitz & Robert Alderfer
Cisco recently released an update to its Visual Networking Index: Mobile Data Traffic Forecast report, which contains projections of data usage on mobile wireless networks over the next five years. The report is widely followed because Cisco’s role as a network equipment supplier throughout
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Jammin' - A Hit for Bob Marley, a Miss for Communications

February 9, 2011 - 11:15 AM by Michele Ellison, Chief of Enforcement Bureau
Over the last several years, cell and GPS jammers have become increasingly portable and accessible to consumers on the Internet. These websites often mislead consumers, suggesting that cell jammers may be used lawfully to silence unwanted cell phone use in restaurants, movie theaters, or on the
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New Tools Allow Developers to Leverage Spectrum Data

January 14, 2011 - 02:15 PM by James Brown
Today the Federal Communications Commission released two new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) on our developer page at fcc.gov/developer. The new APIs leverage data from the Spectrum Dashboard and provide the developer community with direct access to these assets.Managing spectrum is
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Report from CES: Your Connected Car

January 14, 2011 - 10:08 AM by Joel Gurin
For years, a major topic at the Consumer Electronics Show has been the increasing sophistication of in-car electronics. Six-speaker sound systems and GPS mapping were only the beginning. New cars today are often available with options that provide news, entertainment, communication, route
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Genachowski, FCC Staff Take In CES 2011

January 10, 2011 - 05:14 PM by George Krebs
Tablets and TVs; gadgets and tech-integrated vehicles; tech-enhanced musical instruments and heavily promoted headphones; innovative toys, energy efficient designs and wireless enabled products of all sorts. Sunday concluded a busy span of stunning technology pageantry in Las Vegas. Thousands
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Spectrum: Supply and Demand

January 1, 2011 - 12:17 PM by Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
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Announcing Generation Mobile, Featuring Jane Lynch

December 9, 2010 - 03:28 PM by George Krebs
(Photo credit: LG Text Ed)You can find them in the most innocent settings. The dinner table, the classroom, during evening homework hour or an otherwise quiet family walk. Clicking, clacking, beeping, buzzing and whirring. This maneuvering marauder? Mobile phones equipped with text
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Emergencies Abroad: What Do You Dial?

December 1, 2010 - 02:58 PM by Mindel DeLaTorre
If you're traveling in Europe and suddenly you need to make an emergency call - what do you do? Dial "112." Don't call 911 as you would in the United States; that number doesn't work in Europe. Dialing 112 from any country in the European Union (EU) will connect you to emergency services, such
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