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Review this list of #FCCtips and resources on how to protect yourself from robocalls: https://go.usa.gov/xmVp5 #ProtectingConsumers #StopRobocalls
This week, @FCC approved 43 additional funding applications for the #COVID19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers will use this $16.87 million to provide telehealth services during the #coronavirus pandemic. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xvS5N #KeepAmericansConnected
Worried about keeping your mobile phone clean? You don’t need a special tool with UV lights. Follow these simple #FCCtips to keep your device clean: https://go.usa.gov/xvHAM #ProtectingConsumers
ICYMI: Renewal deadlines for the license renewal system are based on the location of the station’s community license. The next group includes stations in Ohio and Michigan that must be renewed by June 1, 2020. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xmQtV #radio #FCCGov
Did you miss the webinar about phone #scams, #robocalls, and other telecommunications issues that affect older Americans? Watch the video here: http://go.usa.gov/xmU7j #OAM2020 #ProtectingConsumers
Unfortunately, scammers frequently target older Americans. Learn about phone scams and how to avoid them: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers #OAM2020 #OlderAmericansMonth #ProtectingConsumers
Since his first day at the Commission, bridging the #digitaldivide has been Chairman @AjitPaiFCC’s top priority. Learn more about the proposals being considered at the June 9 Open Meeting that will help close the divide: http://go.usa.gov/xvJ9M #FCCGov
This week the FCC announced renewed funding for @iCanConnect1, which provides equipment needed to make telecommunications, advanced communications, and the Internet accessible to low-income individuals who are deafblind: http://www.icanconnect.org #gaad #AccessibilityMatters #a11y
The @StateDept @CFTC & @FCC are all hiring a Chief Data Officer, Congress mandated: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?jt=Chief%20Data%20Officer Unfortunately, federal agencies are not following evidence-based policies: https://e-pluribusunum.org/2019/01/15/president-trump-signs-historic-open-government-data-bill-into-law/ #opendata #opengov
ICYMI: Chairman @AjitPaiFCC has extended the Keep Americans Connected Pledge until the end of June to provide additional support to consumers during the #COVID19 pandemic. Details here: http://go.usa.gov/xvy6p #KeepAmericansConnected
Living alone can sometimes leave seniors feeling isolated. Online collaboration tools allow loved ones to share health information with family members and coordinate health care over time and distance. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xvVwY #OlderAmericansMonth #telehealth
As part of @FCC & @US_IMLS collaboration, the Commission will publicize these resources, help conduct outreach to libraries as well as organizations serving Tribal communities regarding the #CARESAct funding and other IMLS resources available to them, & much more.
“Now more than ever, it is critical that all Americans have access to broadband to participate in online learning, get medical care via #telehealth, search for jobs, and stay in touch with family and friends,” Chairman @AjitPaiFCC. #DigitalDivide #KeepAmericansConnected
The agencies will team up to raise awareness of these funds among libraries and Tribal organizations, which can use them to increase #broadband access in their communities. #DigitalDivide #KeepAmericansConnected https://go.usa.gov/xvh7m
Today, @FCC announced that it is partnering with @US_IMLS to promote the use of $50 million in funding from the #CARESAct to help address the digital divide during the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xvh7m #KeepAmericansConnected
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, learn about steps the FCC is taking to ensure telecommunications relay service providers can meet the needs of Americans with disabilities during the #COVID19 pandemic. #gaad #AccessibilityMatters #a11y http://go.usa.gov/xvMae
RT @FTC: ICYMI: @FTC and @FCC sent joint letters to additional VoIP providers warning against ‘routing and transmitting’ illegal coronaviru…
RT @RepBillJohnson: A very significant #telehealth award for Marietta Memorial Hospital announced by @FCC @AjitPaiFCC - Already talked to t…
For more information about #COVID19 scam calls and texts, visit the FCC’s Consumer Help Center: http://fcc.gov/consumers #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
The @FCC is keeping consumers informed about the latest #coronavirus scams with sample audio: http://go.usa.gov/xvqwY #ProtectingConsumers
Check out this new blog by Chairman @AjitPaiFCC on the June 9 Open Meeting items, “Bread and Butter”: https://go.usa.gov/xvu2x #DigitalDivide #FCCAuctions #5GFAST
Now streaming the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Webinar for state, local, tribal, and territorial government officials on http://www.fcc.gov/live #FCCLive
The letters sent today give the companies 48 hours to cut off these scam robocalls. If they do not, the FCC expects that domestic providers will begin blocking all calls from them. https://go.usa.gov/xvSU7
FCC Chairman @AjitPaiFCC: “These companies… need to stop this traffic and not let it back on their networks—or face losing their access to the American phone system.”
The FCC & @FTC today demanded that robocall-enabling service providers cut off #COVID19-related international scammers, targeting companies routing scam robocalls to consumers about fake COVID-19-related refunds, loan reductions, & social security threats. https://go.usa.gov/xvSU7
NEWS: In our latest collaboration to protect consumers, the @FCC and @FTC have demanded that four "gateway" companies stop bringing #COVID19 scam #robocalls into the U.S. If they refuse, they could lose access to the domestic phone system. https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-364482A1.pdf
The @FCC's approved a 7th round of applications in #COVID19 #Telehealth Program! From @AdvanceCHC in Raleigh, NC to @YNHH in New Haven, CT, health care providers will be able to leverage this funding to deliver connected care to their patients. More here: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-364481A1.pdf
RT @gigibsohn: If me, @RoslynLayton, @saschameinrath & @larrydownes are all on a letter supporting an @FCC decision allowing @LigadoNetwork…
To date, the FCC’s #COVID19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the #CARESAct, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states and Washington, DC for a total of more than $50 million in funding. #KeepAmericansConnected https://go.usa.gov/xvS5N
Today, @FCC approved 43 additional funding applications for the #COVID19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers will use this $16.87 million to provide telehealth services during the #coronavirus pandemic. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xvS5N #KeepAmericansConnected
Today at 2pm ET, the FCC will hold the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Webinar for state, local, tribal, and territorial government officials. For more info, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xvsV4 #FCCGov #DigitalDivide
ICYMI: Chairman @AjitPaiFCC shared with his colleagues proposed procedures for the $16 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xvuCd #FCCAuctions
If you receive a #COVID19 pandemic scam call, write down the number, & file a complaint with the FCC: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
Tomorrow, the Commission will hold the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Webinar for state, local, tribal, and territorial government officials. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xvsV4 #FCCGov #DigitalDivide
The tentative June 9 Open Meeting agenda includes setting the auction procedures for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will help bridge the #digitaldivide, #5G in 70/80/90 GHz bands, and much more. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xvJ9F #FCCGov
Read Chairman @AjitPaiFCC’s remarks before today’s Communications & Technology @EnergyCommerce teleconference on consumer protection, broadband and spectrum issues related to the #COVID19 pandemic: https://go.usa.gov/xvJZS #FCCGov
Here's what you need to know before making international wireless calls to friends & family from a U.S. landline: http://go.usa.gov/cgvPF #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
Reminder: On May 20, the FCC will hold the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Webinar for state, local, tribal, and territorial government officials. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xvsV4 #FCCGov #DigitalDivide
Read Chairman @AjitPaiFCC’s latest blog on the tentative agenda items being considered at the June 9 Open Meeting: https://go.usa.gov/xvu2x #DigitalDivide #FCCAuctions #5GFAST
Bidding for Auction 904 is set to begin October 29. For more info, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xvuCd #FCCAuctions #DigitalDivide
"We’ve designed this auction to ensure robust participation, with incentives for bidders to build high-performance networks so we get fast #broadband to as many as six million American homes and business that aren’t currently connected." Chairman @AjitPaiFCC #DigitalDivide
The proposed rules are set for a vote at the June 9 Open Meeting. The auction is the first phase of a $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund initiative modeled on the Commission’s successful Connect America Fund.
With support from the auction, service providers will deliver voice and broadband service to millions of unserved homes and businesses in rural areas over 10 years. This is a groundbreaking step towards bridging the rural digital divide. #FCCGov https://go.usa.gov/xvuCd
Breaking News: Chairman @AjitPaiFCC just shared with his colleagues proposed procedures for the $16 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction. #FCCAuction #DigitalDivide https://go.usa.gov/xvuCd
Renewal deadlines for the license renewal system are based off the location of the station’s community license. The next group includes stations in Ohio and Michigan that must be renewed by June 1, 2020. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xmQtV #radio #FCCGov
Your mobile phone may be the item you touch the most throughout the day. With the #COVID19 pandemic, phone hygiene is a growing concern. The FCC has a few simple tips for keeping your device clean: https://go.usa.gov/xvHAM #FCCtips
On May 20, the FCC will hold the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Webinar for state, local, tribal, and territorial government officials. For more info, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xvsV4 #FCCGov #DigitalDivide
#Scam callers may already know a lot about you and will try to fool you into giving them more. Keep your guard up! If you answer the phone & it’s not who you were expecting, *don’t hang on, hang up!* Learn more about spoofing scams: https://youtu.be/PS3llQfRLD8
Don't reveal any personal or financial info on the phone unless you have verified the caller’s identification. For more info about our efforts to help consumers, visit the FCC’s consumer site: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers #FCCtips #ProtectingConsumers
The FCC recently announced the largest civil penalty involving a broadcaster in its 86-year history. Sinclair Broadcasting has agreed to pay a $48 million civil penalty and abide by a strict compliance plan to close three open investigations: https://go.usa.gov/xvfq4 #FCCGov
The FCC acted this week to make six megahertz of low-band spectrum in the 900 MHz band available for the development of critical wireless #broadband technologies and services. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xv6wt #FCCGov
Did you miss Wednesday's Open Meeting? Watch the video recap here: http://go.usa.gov/xv5hb #MediaModernization #KeepAmericansConnected
The Commission took action to expand the deployment and use of satellite earth stations to provide continuous and consistent broadband services to moving facilities like ships and airplanes by connecting terrestrial radio stations with satellites: https://go.usa.gov/xv67W #FCCGov
“I’m pleased that so many of the Pledge signers have agreed to extend that commitment through the end of June,” said Chairman @AjitPaiFCC. #KeepAmericansConnected
The Keep Americans Connected Pledge has been extended until June 30 with more than 750 #broadband and telephone providers pledging to maintain service, waive late fees, and keep Wi-Fi hotspots open during the #COVID19 pandemic. #KeepAmericansConnected https://go.usa.gov/xvMr5
 
 
 
 
 
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