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Crunching the Numbers Behind the Spectrum Crunch

October 21, 2010 - 12:45 PM by Rob Alderfer
By Robert Alderfer and Tom PetersThe explosive growth of mobile communication is fueling our economy, creating jobs and spurring innovation at lighting fast speeds. But, it is also taxing our nation’s spectrum.Spectrum is the finite national resource that makes all forms of wireless
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Join us for the Spectrum Summit

October 20, 2010 - 07:22 PM by George Krebs
By John LeibovitzAt last week's Commission meeting, Chairman Genachowski announced that the FCC will be hosting a Spectrum Summit to bring together creative thinkers to solve the looming spectrum crunch and ensure enough airwaves are available for Americans' growing appetite for mobile
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Brainstorming: the FCC Mobile App

October 5, 2010 - 05:15 PM by Haley Van Dÿck, FCC New Media
The rate of mobile users has sky-rocketed in the past ten years, with over five billion mobile devices world wide. Today Americans are spending more time online through their phones than ever before, with 6 out of 10 Americans connecting to the Internet through mobile access.The FCC
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Trading in your wallet for your phone

October 5, 2010 - 04:43 PM by Linda Pintro
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)If you can't remember the last time you were without your cell phone, but you can remember your embarrassment when you forgot your wallet, you're a good candidate for a mobile wallet. What's a mobile wallet and where can you get one? Well, get in line. While
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Next Steps on Nonvisual Cell Phone Access

September 24, 2010 - 05:06 PM by Jamal Mazrui
Let me encourage anyone interested to submit comments to the Commission regarding accessibility of cell and other phone technologies to people who are blind, deaf-blind, or have low vision, in furtherance of Section 255 of the Communications Act. Such comments are due by the end of Thursday,
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Data Innovation Initiative: Spectrum Auctions - Data, Benefits Abound

August 4, 2010 - 12:06 PM by Robert Alderfer
Data is important to the success of the FCC in carrying out its responsibilities. One such responsibility is management of wireless spectrum, including the FCC's spectrum auction program. Spectrum auctions are widely recognized as the most efficient, effective, and transparent means to assign
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Back in the Midwest: Chicago

June 14, 2010 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I flew out to Chicago yesterday to attend the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 39th Annual Conference. This morning I opened a panel entitled “Wireless Spectrum Needs: What is the Best Way to Serve All of the American People?” Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and President of Rainbow PUSH, was kind
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Your input matters - Consolidated Licensing System (CLS) outreach continues

May 21, 2010 - 12:10 PM by Dorothy Stifflemire
Following our first CLS Public Workshop on May 6th we are actively continuing our efforts to get customer input. On May 18th we were invited to hold a CLS brainstorming session at the Spectrum Management Association Conference in Arlington, VA.This was a very active session reinforcing many of
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Auction 87 Online Tutorial

March 31, 2010 - 01:59 PM by Craig Bomberger
The FCC has developed a new interactive, online auction tutorial to replace our long-standing practice of hosting live auction seminars and streaming them over the web (although we could still hold a live seminar in addition to providing the tutorial if desired for certain auctions). We believe
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