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06.14.2012 – President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order “Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment.”  The order highlights that access to broadband is essential to the United States’ “

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03.23.12 – The Federal Chief Information Officer has released the report “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” outlining a strategy for governme

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05.23.12 – The FCC has begun accepting nominations for the Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).  The awards are “designed to recognize the efforts of individuals, or

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Legislative

05.17.2012 – President Barack Obama urged the Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted by the United Nations on in 2006 and signed by the United

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Wireless RERC News, Emergency Communications

Ed Price, co-director on the Wireless RERC’s App Factory project was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace discussing with John Moe, host of Marketplace’s Tech Report, Verizon’s recent testing of

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Apps

05.24.12 – The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has launched an app challenge inviting participants to

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Emergency Communications

04.16.2012 – April marked the end of the year-long Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) Pilot Project sponsored by PBS, LG Electronics, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Dr.

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Regulatory

The next Consumer Advisory Committee Meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  At the meeting, the Committee will discuss many topics including recommendations by the Broadband Wo

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2013 International CES Call for Speakers

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Assistive Technology, Regulatory

04.19.12 – The FCC issued an Order on Reconsideration “In the Matter of Amendment of the Review of the Emergency Alert System” [EB Docket No.

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