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The Public’s Advocate

Location:
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States

We’re here to celebrate former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s public service, and discuss protecting the Open Internet, the most critical communications issue of our time. We’re here today to recognize Tom’s many efforts on behalf of the American people.

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Taking Away an Open Internet

Location:
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States

We gather today at a critical moment in the history of an Open Internet; in the fight for Net Neutrality.

FCC Chairman Pai Remarks at Future of Speech Online Symposium

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Today, when we talk about universal service, we have in mind bringing high-speed Internet access, or “broadband,” to any American who wants it. Broadband is important for many reasons: it can help you get a job, start a company, get health care, educate your kids, and the like.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At Mobile World Congress Americas

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Today, we find ourselves nearing another possible hinge moment. We’ve seen remarkable progress, but it feels like we’re still waiting for another huge breakthrough. Well, 5G could well be what we’re waiting for.

Remarks Of Chairman Pai At FCC Workshop On Improving Situational Awareness During 911 Outages

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Here at the Federal Communications Commission, the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks reminds us that we must do all that we can to improve emergency communications. As it happens, September is also National Preparedness Month. So there’s no better time to recognize that effective communications can be the difference between life and death—whether emergency personnel are responding to a terrorist attack, hurricane, earthquake, flood, or tornado.

Remarks Of Commissioner Rosenworcel FCC Workshop On Improving Situational Awareness During 911 Outages

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I believe what we need now is a Federal Communications Commission report on these storms. We need to know what worked, what didn’t, and where we can improve our communications infrastructure.

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Presenting the Initial Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award

Location:
George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22201, United States

Benton believes we need to have a robust debate about what “in the public interest” means in the Digital Age. We’re proud to support the Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award so we can encourage new voices and views in telecommunications debates.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly at Latin America Spectrum Management Conference

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

By most accounts, the U.S. broadcast incentive auction was a success. Does that mean it was perfect? No.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The Institute For Policy Innovation's Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I’m going to talk about what the Federal Communications Commission is doing to promote innovation and investment across the Internet ecosystem.

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Gigabit Citizenship

Location:
Washington, DC, United States

What does gigabit civic engagement look like? The initial winners of the Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Award demonstrate not just what “could be” but what “is”. Civic engagement is about working to make a positive difference in the life of our communities. It is about developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means improving the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Before 7th Congreso Internacional de Espectro, Bogota, Columbia

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

As far as the US perspective, our priorities generally seek to create a regulatory environment that provides our telecommunications industries the opportunity to innovate, obtain investment and ensure continued growth for years to come.

Remarks of Chairman Pai at 2017 Radio Show

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Reducing burdens on broadcasters is a natural segue to my next topic: our across-the-board review of our media rules. Back in May, the Federal Communications Commission launched a comprehensive review of our media regulations.

Remarks of Chairman Pai Senior Counsel Nicholas Degani at University of Mississippi Tech Summit

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

What I want to talk about today: the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to harness the power of communications technology to improve the lives of the American people and boost economic growth and US competitiveness. I’d like to focus on three specific priorities. Think of them as the three "I's": Inclusion, Investment, Innovation.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Before the Americans for Prosperity's 2017 Defending the American Dream Summit

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Shortly before the inauguration, I outlined four general areas where actions could be taken to reinvigorate investment,

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before the CBRS Alliance

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

At our meeting on Aug 3, the Commission will vote on a mid-band spectrum Notice of Inquiry. While it provides a great opportunity to point out any frequencies, between 3.7 and 24 GHz, that you think may facilitate wireless broadband services, the main focus is the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At Telecommunications For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing, Inc. Biennial Conference

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Federal Communications Commission is determined to be Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s partner.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Before the Free State Foundation

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Today’s topic – Next Generation 5G Wireless Networks: Seizing the Opportunities and Overcoming the Obstacles – is one of great importance.

Remarks by Joan Marsh at the MMTC 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States

We live in an age of innovation and disruption, of opportunity and cost, of benefit and risk. As communications technologies continue to evolve, I believe digital equity is within reach, but to achieve it we must continue to bridge gaps – in both access and understanding – and to work together for the communities we all serve.

Remarks of Rachael Bender at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Association of Network Telecommunications Organizations

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

[I]t is particularly important that the United States and Caribbean nations collaborate. Our countries share many common interests and significant cultural and economic ties.

Remarks of Commissioner Clyburn Appalachian Ohio-West VA Connectivity Summit

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

If you care about robust broadband, if you care about being able to use the internet without your service provider compromising your privacy, picking winners and losers online, if you want infrastructure built in your communities, then you cannot remain on the sidelines.

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before CITEL PCC.II Delegation

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

As you may have heard, within the United States we've been working actively to build upon the experience of WRC-15 and towards the decisions to be made at WRC-19.

Remarks of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At Broadband For All Seminar, Stockholm, Sweden

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The United States is ahead of the global curve when it comes to delivering “broadband for all.” But we too face challenges.

Commissioner Clyburn's Remarks at the Open Technology Institute

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I am heartened that at the very beginning of the latest [network neutrality] process, we have already seen another five million speak out. And as significant as that is, it still may not be enough.

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at the Disability Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I will focus specifically on three proceedings that were circulated during the previous Administration, that if acted upon, can significantly improve the lives of those living with a disability.

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Voices for Internet Freedom Forum

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Just as we need the First Amendment to protect basic speech, we need those very same ideals, to ensure free speech and free flow of content on the internet. That First Amendment for the internet, is network neutrality, because people who control the wires and the airwaves over which we communicate, have a unique ability to shape what we see, say, and hear.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The National Congress Of American Indians Mid-Year Conference, Uncasville (CT)

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Approximately 85% of residents of Tribal lands in rural areas lack access to high-speed fixed broadband. Put more plainly, if you are part of that 85%, it’s almost like living in a different era—one in which it’s much harder to improve your life and the lives of your families.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The M-Enabling Summit, Arlington, VA

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

As long as I’m Chairman, I can assure you that the Federal Communications Commission will continue to be an active and enthusiastic participant in the M-Enabling Summit.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The Wyoming Association Of Broadcasters Convention

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

I’ve made it a point to champion local broadcasting since I was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission more than five years ago. And I’ve doubled down on that commitment since becoming the Chairman of our great agency.

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn SEARUC 2017 Annual Conference

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

We can all agree that what we could do with less is the pull and push between federal, state, and local policymakers.

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Presentation of Charles Benton Digital Equity Award to Emy Tseng

Location:
Saint Paul, MN, United States
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I am so honored today to present the second annual Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award. Charles’ life was a testament to the principle that real change is the result of sustained effort.