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First Technology Transitions Policy Task Force Workshop

March 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission has convened the First Technology Transitions Policy Task Force Workshop. It was the first of a series of workshops that will focus on transitions to new technologies including: the advancement of network protocols; the implementation of fiber networks replacing copper; and the increased use of wireless in place of wireline services. Three sessions focused on technological capabilities of wireless and wireline technologies, the usage and adoption of technologies by various demographic groups, and the timing and initiators of network evolution. Jenifer Simpson, Director for the Accessible Technology Action Center, addressed usage and adoption issues for people with disabilities.

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