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Apr 24 2014

“Tech Needs Girls” Day

Over lunch with Commissioner Rosenworcel on Monday, she reminded me that the 24th of April, today, was the Girls in ICT Day…or better known by their catch phrase, Tech Needs Girls day.  Commissioner Rosenworcel is a big promoter of getting young girls and women engaged and interested in STEM fields and has been terrific about …

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Apr 23 2014

The QRA Now Goes Away … But the Job Is Not Done

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I don’t often attend FCC open meetings. Come to think of it, I think the last one I attended was in 2011 when the Transformation Order was adopted, and that day (a day of infamy?) has seen us working hard with our membership to regain some regulatory certainty for rural communications providers. Today, I attended …

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Apr 22 2014

A Slice of the Pie

On Monday, I ended the day with NTCA General Counsel Jill Canfield, visiting FCC Chairman Wheeler and a number of other “smaller” wireless interests to discuss the FCC’s upcoming incentive auction. This incentive auction is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand the benefits of mobile wireless services to all Americans, including those who live in rural …

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Apr 20 2014

Aging in Place Hits Home

I’m in the Atlanta airport (wondering why all of the flights from Atlanta to D.C. leave from the obscure T gates) as I make my way (the long way) back from visiting my folks in Michigan this weekend. My mother, who is in her late 70s and still an active gardener, fell while tending her …

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