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Best Federal Communications Commission podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Federal Communications Commission podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Broadband Conversations is dedicated to highlighting women who are making an impact on our digital lives. Each episode, Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will talk to women who are breaking new ground and forging new paths in technology, media, and innovation about what they're working on, what's on their minds, what they think is the next for the future. Because there are just too few, it's time to amplify these women's voices.
 
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"Librarians are the original search engines." Those are the words of Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress and the featured guest on this episode of Broadband Conversations. Dr. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the Librarian of Congress. Under her historic leadership, she is working to ensure that the 171 m…
 
Maine is one of the most rural states in the nation. So when it comes to broadband deployment, there are special challenges to ensuring the digital age reaches all. On this episode of Broadband Conversations, listeners will meet Peggy Schaffer, the woman leading the effort at Maine's Broadband Authority to bring internet connectivity, and the econo…
 
For any entrepreneur, turning a good idea into a business is hard work. But thankfully, small businesses have Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez fighting for them in Congress. As Chairwoman of the Small Business Committee, Congresswoman Velazquez is working to ensure that those who want to create businesses—including women, have every tool at their disp…
 
For over a year, the FCC has been silent about its investigation into the sale of geolocation data from wireless phones, affecting the privacy of anyone with a smartphone. On this episode listeners will hear not only how Congresswoman Lori Trahan and Commissioner Rosenworcel worked together to address this issue, but they will also hear how Rep. Tr…
 
The Federal Trade Commission has an important mission—protecting consumers and competition. On today's episode, FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter discusses the ways the FTC carries out its mandate and works on behalf of consumers to protect our privacy and our data. Listeners will also hear her personal story about how as a new mom she emplo…
 
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this episode of Broadband Conversations features Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. She is a longtime advocate for STEM education, engineer, and author of "Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist." In her conversation with Commissioner Rosenworcel, Sylvia how it was her own …
 
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Broadband Conversations, we flipped the script and had Commissioner Rosenworcel answer some of our big questions. Listeners will get to hear the Commissioner talk about some of her favorite conversations and also hear her share her story, her advice, and what she hopes for the future of digital life.…
 
In 2016, NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins spent 115 days in space—or as she would say, 115 days "off planet." On this episode of Broadband Conversations, listeners will get to hear Rubins, a biologist by training, describe life on the International Space Station and the process of re-entering life back on Earth. As a NASA astronaut, Rubin's shares how sh…
 
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) has announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to TROPICAL STORM DORIAN. DIRS is a voluntary, web-based system that communications providers, including wireless, wireline, broadcast, cable and Vo…
 
Radio transmitters over . certain power level requires licensing by the FCC. In cities all over the US, individuals are operating 'Pirate Radio' stations on regular FM radio frequencies illegally. Many times, these transmitters cause local interference with legitimate stations and even Public Safety, but the FCC Enforcement Bureau is on the case.…
 
The Enforcement Bureau recently took several actions against companies for operating devices that caused interference to the terminal doppler weather radar station operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, collectively proposing almost $100,000 in fines. The FAA uses terminal doppler weather radar, operating in…
 
Taking further steps to close the digital divide, the FCC authorized over $4.9 billion in support over the next decade for maintaining, improving, and expanding affordable rural broadband for 455,334 homes and businesses served by 171 carriers in 39 states including 44,243 locations on Tribal lands.By AVAYA PODCAST NETWORK™
 
The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics today announced that they have sent a report to Congress which recommends that the Commission consider designating 988 as the 3-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mand…
 
The Federal Communications Commission today issued a $39,278 fine against Mr. Ocean Hinson of Surry County, North Carolina, for the intentional missus on a local public safety radio communications network in violation of section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Mr. Hinson impersonated first responders in unauthorized radio communi…
 
The very first live episode of Broadband Conversations focuses on the intersection of women, entrepreneurship, and technology. On this episode, Commissioner Rosenworcel sat down with a live audience and Congresswomen Davids and Finkenauer, two women who are breaking barriers and getting things done on the Small Business Committee, to discuss how wo…
 
Last Friday Chairman @AjitPaiFCC issued a statement of support for the T-Mobile / Sprint merger, while Commissioner @JRosenworcel expressed concerns that the public needed to weigh in on the situation. Pai plans in issuing a draft order in the near future for review by the Commission.By AVAYA PODCAST NETWORK™
 
The FCC is always adapting to new technology, and that was highlighted when the agency recently celebrated its 85th birthday. Exhibits in the Commission meeting room showed everything from a 1928 AM radio (that still works) to a 5G smartphone, spanning nearly 100 years of technology development. But as the old saying goes, "nothing is new." And it'…
 
The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau adopted an Order setting compensation rates for telecommunications relay services that are supported by the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services Fund for the Fund Year 2019-2020. Anticipated savings is $409M, despite increased minutes.By AVAYA PODCAST NETWORK™
 
Contributions to the federal universal service support mechanisms are determined using a quarterly contribution factor calculated by the Federal Communications Commission. The Commission calculates the quarterly contribution factor based on the ratio of total projected quarterly costs of the universal service support mechanisms to contributors…
 
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) seeks entities authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to send alerts using the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to participate in an upcoming targeted test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.By AVAYA PODCAST NETWORK™
 
Robocallers will soon find it more difficult as the FCC RoboBlocks their attempts to target cell phones with SPAM calls. White Lists, Contacts and other tools will be deployed to ensure consumers only get the calls they want, and carriers now have the ability to enable these by default. Called a 'scourage' by FCC officials, robocalls make up the bu…
 
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement today on U.S. Senate passage of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. Combatting illegal robocalls and malicious spoofing to protect consumers from scam calls is the Chairman’s top consumer protection priority. Unwanted calls account for over 60% of the co…
 
.@FCC Cmmr. Brendan Carr will visit Montana and Wyoming, Including Events with Senator Daines and Congressman Gianforte. The focus will be on Rural Broadband, Smart Ag, Telehealth, Workforce, and Manufacturing Included will be events in Missoula, WY with Sen. Steve Daines and events in Billings, MT with Rep. Greg Gianforte.…
 
Cmmr Jessica Rosenworcel released the most recent episode of her podcast Broadband Conversations—the podcast dedicated to amplifying the voices of women from across the technology, innovation, and media sectors. In this episode, Rosenworcel speaks with Shireen Santosham, CIO for San Jose, California. Santosham was recently named one of Government T…
 
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019: Clarification of the Commission’s Call-Blocking Rules, Leased Commercial Access, and Amendment of the Commission’s Rules to Promote Aviation Safety…
 
.@FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will propose a bold action helping consumers block unwanted robocalls. The declaratory ruling he circulated would allow phone companies to block unwanted calls to their customers by default. Additionally, consumers could block calls if not on their own contact list. The draft FNPR would propose a safe harbor for providers th…
 
The FCC has authorized nearly $111.6 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 37,148 unserved rural homes and businesses in 12 states representing the first wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding this month.…
 
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced another significant step in ensuring implementation of more reliable caller ID information to combat malicious spoofed robocalls. The Chairman expects major phone companies to implement SHAKEN/STIR caller ID authentication standards this year, and he will host a summit on July 11, …
 
The FCC took the next step toward launching an experiment to modernize the way it assigns toll-free numbers. They are seeking comment on how to structure the first-ever U.S. auction to distribute certain toll-free numbers. The auction will make available approximately 17,000 numbers in the new 833 toll-free code for which there have been competing …
 
Do you watch free, over-the-air television using an antenna? You might have seen a notice from the FCC, a local organization, or your favorite TV channel that it's time to rescan your television. As the country moves through ten phases of the "broadcast repack," some stations are switching their frequencies to make more airwaves or "spectrum" avail…
 
The Wireline Competition Bureau revised the FCC draft of the 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, which @AjitPaiFCC circulated for a vote in Feb. The revision is a thorough review of the data that was triggered by the discovery that a company submitted drastically overstated deployment data. The revision continues to support the conclusion that signif…
 
@FCC Cmmr. @JRosenworcel calls for an update on the halt to real-time location data sale. In May 2018, news broke that U.S. phone companies were selling customers’ real-time location information. Then in January of this year, additional reporting revealed that hundreds of bounty hunters had access to this sensitive data. Cmmr. Rosenworcel wants mor…
 
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