Federal Communications Commission

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FCC Seeks Comments on 2017 Hurricane Season Impact and Emergency Response for Communications


(via Computing Community Consortium) – The Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun accepting public comment on the impact of natural disasters on the availability of communications and FCC response, through January 22, 2018. Filing # 17-344 Advertisements

Press release: FCC Modernizes Lifeline Program FOR THE DIGITAL AGE


  FCC Modernizes Lifeline Program FOR THE DIGITAL AGE New Rules Will Help Make Broadband More Affordable for Low-Income Americans WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission today modernized and reformed its Lifeline program to help low income consumers afford access to the 21st Century’s vital communications network: the Internet. Since 1985, Lifeline … Continue reading

The National Broadband Plan: Looking Back, Reaching Forward (@ Georgetown University)


(Georgetown University) – The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business hosted a day-long discussion entitled “The National Broadband Plan: Looking Back, Reaching Forward” on March 18 at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies as part of its Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation.

Pew Research Center: “Homework Gap” due to lack of broadband access affects millions in the U.S.


A recent study published by the Pew Research Center indicates that there is a significant “homework gap” – the inability of millions of U.S. children aged 6-17 to keep pace with class assignments due to the lack of high speed internet access in their homes – that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may address very … Continue reading

FCC releases Open Internet Order


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published its Open Internet Order for downloading in Microsoft Word, PDF, and plain text documents. With the guiding principles of a “fast, fair and open” internet, the body elected to institute “Bright Line Rules” to protect the public from limitations of internet access and activity: • No Blocking: broadband … Continue reading

March 30 FCC Webinar to Cover Municipal Broadband, Net Neutrality


(Washington, DC) – The FCC’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) is hosting a webinar for state and local governments on Monday, March 30th, beginning at 1:00pm eastern standard time. The webinar is designed to share vital information about Commission actions and priorities and improve federal, state, and local dialogue and information sharing.

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