Tag Archives: Julius Genachowski

Industry Group Agrees to Cyber Tactics for Botnets, Hijacking

An industry advisory group has voluntarily taken on suggested tactics to defend networks against three major cybersecurity threat areas, the Federal Communication Commission announced Thursday.  The Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council agreed to a set of recommendations it says would aid to mitigate the amount of Internet route hijackings, attacks …

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Microsoft to Bring Technology Access to 1 Million Low-Income Youth

Today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting,Microsoft Corp. launched its three-year program ensuring that 1 million students from low-income families in the United States receive technological benefits from hardware, software and Internet service. Through Microsoft’s Shape the Future program, the company aims to fill the gap in home access to technology and …

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FCC: 911 to Accept Text, Photo, Video Messages

The Federal Communication Commission announced this week a plan to provide several new ways for Americans to call the emergency 911 line. At the 2011 APCO Conference in Philadelphia, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski revealed Next Generation 9-1-1, a plan that will allow users to text, send photos and videos and …

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FCC Passes First Rules for Fair Play on the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to approve its controversial first-ever Internet access regulation, which would enshrine into law the idea that all web traffic be treated equally. The Washington Post reported FCC’s three Democratic members comprised a majority of votes favoring the net neutrality regulation, which FCC Chairman Julius …

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FCC Forms New Tech Advisory Board

The Federal Communications Commission today announced the formation of the Technological Advisory Council, made up by technical experts who will help the commission identify areas of innovation and develop technology policies supporting the nation's competitiveness and job creation in the global economy. “I'm pleased to announce that the FCC has …

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FCC to Expand E-Rate Program to Communities

The Federal Communications Commission is lifting restrictions on some of the funds part of its E-Rate program. The agency voted last week to allow after-school access to computers by local communities, and better guard against fraud and other measures. E-Rate is part of the $8 billion annual Universal Service Fund, …

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Genachowski, FCC Continue Net Neutrality Battle

Over the past months, the Federal Communications Commission has worked to preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet, efforts that over time have changed the terms of a longstanding and acrimonious debate, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. “We have moved from a world of four disputed and unenforceable open …

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FCC Hosts Forum to Discuss Health IT

Healthcare, technology, government and academic experts will convene to explore ways government can ensure the safety and reliability of wireless broadband-enabled medical devices while increasing their availability to consumers and healthcare providers, the Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday. Held in Washington, D.C., July 26-27, the meeting will feature panel and …

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FCC Honored as ‘Most Improved’ Government Agency

The Office of Management and Budget has named the Federal Communications Commission as the “most improved“ government agency this year, based on the results from a government-wide survey. An annual online survey, the 2010 OPM Viewpoint Employee Satisfaction Survey online survey is administered by OMB to gauge job satisfaction and …

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