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Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts Webinar for State and Local Government Officials

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, through its Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announce an upcoming webinar on Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System.  The free webinar will focus on issues relevant to these emergency alerting systems that affect state and …

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Technological Advisory Council Meeting June 12, 2018

The FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC), comprised of a diverse group of leading technology experts, provides technical expertise to the Commission to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting the United States’ competitiveness in the global economy. The TAC is helping the Commission to continue the …

Disability Advisory Committee Meeting
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Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

The Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission. The DAC is being organized under, and operated in accordance with, the …

Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting
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Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) announces the next meeting of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC or Committee).  The meeting will be held Friday, June 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554.  …

FCC Regulatory Free Arena
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FCC Regulatory Free Arena

As consequential as the FCC can be in communications policy, it is critical for those in leadership positions to acknowledge that its authority and reach is inherently limited. In fact, current law prevents the Commission from having any role or oversight over numerous modern technologies central to many Americans’ communications …

Older Americans and Broadband: Getting Connected
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Older Americans and Broadband: Getting Connected

May 24, 2018 – 11:30 am Patrick Webre | Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau At the FCC, we know first-hand the value of broadband access as a driver for economic…

Debunking the Sinclair Agenda Myth
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Debunking the Sinclair Agenda Myth

May 18, 2018 – 12:20 pm Michael O’Rielly | Commissioner This week, I had the opportunity to travel to Phoenix, Arizona to observe and check in on the…

Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop
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Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop

9:30 am EDT Commission Meeting Room

A Summer Blockbuster Open Meeting
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A Summer Blockbuster Open Meeting

May 16, 2018 – 1:33 pm Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman In the spirit of the summer blockbuster season, the Commission’s June 7 meeting is going to be…

Hurricane Season’s Coming: Are You Prepared? Communications Planning is Part of Disaster Preparedness
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Hurricane Season’s Coming: Are You Prepared? Communications Planning is Part of Disaster Preparedness

May 15, 2018 – 12:05 pm Lisa M. Fowlkes | Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau As we focus on the ongoing recovery from last year’s devastating hurricane season, particularly…

On the Road Again
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On the Road Again

April 18, 2018 – 1:55 pm Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman Earlier this month, I completed the latest leg of my ongoing digital divide tour, logging over…

Expo Showcases Solutions to Stop Illegal Robocalls
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Expo Showcases Solutions to Stop Illegal Robocalls

April 16, 2018 – 5:35 pm Patrick Webre | Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau One thing we hear regularly at the FCC is, “What can be done about robocalls?” And each day, we…

North American Numbering Council Meeting
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North American Numbering Council Meeting

9:30 am EDT Federal Communications Commission, Portals II, 445 Twelfth Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554

Experienced Advice for New Broadband Program
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Experienced Advice for New Broadband Program

April 11, 2018 – 3:15 pm Michael O’Rielly | Commissioner Over the years, I have spent a considerable amount of my time at the Commission focused on…

Emergency Alerting Roundtable
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Emergency Alerting Roundtable

12:00 am EDT 445 12th St SW Washington DC 20554

Wireless Emergency Alerts: An Update
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Wireless Emergency Alerts: An Update

April 10, 2018 – 3:00 pm Lisa M. Fowlkes | Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Emergency alerting has generated a lot of news in recent months. In January, the state of Hawaii…

No Spring Break for the FCC
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No Spring Break for the FCC

March 26, 2018 – 1:30 pm Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman The FCC’s first purpose, as set forth in the…

In the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Resilience and Challenges in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
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Updating an Important Consumer Information Resource for the Post-Incentive Auction Transition
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Updating an Important Consumer Information Resource for the Post-Incentive Auction Transition

March 14, 2018 – 12:00 pm Jean Kiddoo | Chair, Incentive Auction Task Force Hillary DeNigro | Deputy Chair, Incentive Auction Task Force …

Winning the Wireless Future
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Winning the Wireless Future

March 1, 2018 – 1:45 pm Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman Earlier this week, I was in Barcelona for the mobile industry’s largest global showcase.  The…

A New Tool To Help Close the Digital Divide
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A New Tool To Help Close the Digital Divide

March 1, 2018 – 11:45 am Steve Rosenberg | Chief Data Officer, Wireline Competition Bureau Rich Mansfield | Chief Information Officer, Office of the Managing Director Allison Baker | Senior Data Analytics Manager, [Telecommunications Access Policy Division], Wireline Competition Bureau Chairman Pai has said that bridging the digital divide is …

Abusing Section 1
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Abusing Section 1

February 21, 2018 – 4:05 pm Michael O’Rielly | Commissioner While most former FCC Chairmen tend to take a step away for a little bit after they depart the…

Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Meeting
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Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Meeting

9:00 am EDT Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

Paper FCC Record: Why in the World?
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Paper FCC Record: Why in the World?

While not ranking highest on the list of significant process reforms needed, the practice of printing hard-copies of the “FCC Record” should be eliminated.  To be crystal clear, I am not suggesting that we keep its contents or information from the public.  On the contrary, I suggest that it makes …

Innovation Month at the FCC
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Innovation Month at the FCC

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day.  Fittingly, I’m announcing an agenda for the Commission’s February meeting that revisits some familiar themes from the past year: modernizing outdated rules, closing the digital divide, and most significantly, promoting innovation. Topping the agenda for Innovation Month will be a proposal to unleash new wireless services …

Defining Recoverable Expenses for Rate-of-Return Providers
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Defining Recoverable Expenses for Rate-of-Return Providers

Work on the Commission’s rate-of-return regulation has historically been a bipartisan exercise. We both helped lead the effort as part of the Commission’s 2016 Rate-of-Return Reform item, to define which expenses would be out of bounds for purposes of reimbursement by the FCC’s universal service fund (USF) and a carrier’s …

Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo
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Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo

10:00 am EDT Pepco Edison Place Gallery at 702 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20068

It’s Time to Reexamine the FCC’s Kid Vid Requirements
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It’s Time to Reexamine the FCC’s Kid Vid Requirements

January 26, 2018 – 10:30 am Michael O’Rielly | Commissioner In the last quarter of 2017, the Commission thoughtfully teed up several, smaller-scale Notice…

Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council VI Meeting
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A Happy and Productive New Year
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A Happy and Productive New Year

January 9, 2018 – 2:20 pm Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman It’s one week into 2018, and thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs, my New Year’s resolution to…

Repairing the Must Vote Timing
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Repairing the Must Vote Timing

January 9, 2018 – 10:30 am Michael O’Rielly | Commissioner While I previously proposed fixes to improve the circulation process by…

WTB Enhances the ULS Site-Based License Search
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WTB Enhances the ULS Site-Based License Search

December 20, 2017 – 10:30 am Diane Dupert | Division Chief, Technologies, Systems and Innovation Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau …

Hurricane Season’s Over – But Our Work Continues
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Hurricane Season’s Over – But Our Work Continues

December 7, 2017 – 1:45 pm Lisa M. Fowlkes | Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Last week marked the end of a devastating Atlantic hurricane season, which included four…

The FCC Should Not Give Broadband Providers the Keys to Your Internet Freedom
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The FCC Should Not Give Broadband Providers the Keys to Your Internet Freedom

November 29, 2017 – 1:00 pm Mignon Clyburn | Commissioner This week, millions of Americans returned to work after spending time with family and friends…

December 2018 Open Commission Meeting
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December 2018 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am EST Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

November 2018 Open Commission Meeting
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November 2018 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am EST Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

October 2018 Open Commission Meeting
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October 2018 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am EDT Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

September 2018 Open Commission Meeting
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September 2018 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am EDT Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

August 2018 Open Commission Meeting
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August 2018 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am EDT Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

July 2018 Open Commission Meeting
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July 2018 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am EDT Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC