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Tom Wheeler, Former Chairman of FCC, Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is joining the RapidSOS Advisory Board.  Wheeler joins two other former FCC chairmen on the Advisory Board, which includes executives with extensive expertise across telecommunications, technology, and public safety sectors. “RapidSOS’ Emergency Platform connects users to emergency services faster and with …

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Grace Hopper, Newt Minow Among Latest Medal of Freedom Recipients

Grace Hopper, former U.S. Navy admiral and a computer pioneer, and Newt Minow, former Federal Communications Commission chairman, have been awarded the final Medals of Freedom for President Barack Obama’s term in office. Hopper previously held roles with the U.S. Naval Reserve, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, …

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TCS CEO Maurice Tose to Serve 3rd Term on FCC Interoperability Panel

Maurice Tose, chairman, president and CEO of TeleCommunication Systems, has been reappointed for a third term on the Federal Communications Commission‘s communications security, reliability and interoperability council. The council is charged with making recommendations to the FCC on programs such as 911, Enhanced 911 and Next Generation 911, TCS said …

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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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Lifeline/Link-up Not A Rural Broadband Lifeline

Expansion of the Universal Service Fund to provide poor and rural communities with broadband access may not be the way to go. Blair Levin, the previous executive director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the FCC charged with developing a plan to initiate the National Broadband Plan, is rethinking his …

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Cloud Computing Advisory Council Directs Government Cloud Move

The federal government’s migration to the cloud is now in full swing. Last year, the White House released its 25 point plan to reform federal IT management. Cloud computing gained top mention as a way to reduce spending and increase efficiency. The one hiccup, in an otherwise solid plan, is …

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Opponents Face Off about Mobile Internet on Cusp of FCC Decision

There is a firestorm surrounding the Federal Communications Commission’s expected vote tomorrow in a historic decision around net neutrality – the idea of making Internet use unbiased by the corporations who serve as Internet providers. The issue is finally coming to a head: President Barack Obama has long made this …

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