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  • SEC Issues Statement and Requests Comment Regarding the Custody of Digital Asset Securities by Special Purpose Broker-Dealers

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Statement and Requests Comment Regarding the Custody of Digital Asset Securities by Special Purpose Broker-Dealers | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: December 23, 2020) Washington D.C., Dec. 23, 2020 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a statement and request for comment regarding the custody of digital asset securities by broker-dealers in order to encourage innovation around the application of Securities Exchange Act Rule 15c3-3 to digital asset securities. The statement sets forth the Commission's position that, for a period of five years, a broker-dealer operating under the circumstances set forth in the statement will not be subject to a Commission enforcement action on the basis that the broker-dealer deems itself to have obtained and maintained physical possession or control of customer fully paid and excess margin ...
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  • Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai To The Hispanic Telecom And Technology Partnership Digital Inclusion Summit

    Remarks Of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai To The Hispanic Telecom And Technology Partnership Digital Inclusion Summit | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission release: December 3, 2020)



    REMARKS OF FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI
    TO THE HISPANIC TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PARTNERSHIP
    DIGITAL INCLUSION SUMMIT

    DECEMBER 3, 2020


    Hello everybody! Thank you to Alejandro and everyone at the Hispanic Telecom and Technology Partnership for inviting me to be a part of your first Digital Inclusion Summit. I look forward to today’s question and answer session. But before we get to that, I’ve been asked to deliver some brief remarks. I’d like to start off with a story. In November 2017, I visited Puerto Rico to survey the damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Although nearly two months had passed since the historic storms, the devastation was still u...
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  • FCC says 2019 Broadband Deployment Data show Digital Divide is Closing

    FCC says 2019 Broadband Deployment Data show Digital Divide is Closing

    Federal Communications Commission says 2019 Broadband Deployment Data show Digital Divide is Closing | site |


    Gains for Rural Americans Across the Country


    (November 12, 2020) - - On November 12, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, November 12, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Economics and Analytics today released data showing that the digital divide is closing. At the end of 2019, the number of Americans living in areas without access to terrestrial fixed broadband with speeds of at least 25/3 Mbps—the Commission’s benchmark for high-speed broadband—fell to 14.5 million, a 46% decrease from the end of 2016. Services at higher speeds saw even more significant deployment, with the number of Americans living in areas without broadband speeds of at least 250/25 Mbps falling by 77% since the end of 2016. During that three-year period, the number of rural Am...
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  • U.S. Department of Commerce Strengthens Commercial Ties and Expands Digital Attaché Program in the UAE

    U.S. Department of Commerce Strengthens Commercial Ties and Expands Digital Attaché Program in the UAE| site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information: To coincide with the first meeting of the new United States-United Arab Emirates Strategic Dialogue, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the Department is working to conclude two memorandums of understanding with Emirati government agencies promoting foreign direct investment, innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as the expansion of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Digital Attaché Program to Dubai, UAE. This move provides U.S. companies with two on-the-ground resources in the Middle East, one in Cairo and one in Dubai, that will develop new opportunities in this critical region and support the Department’s increased engagement with countries across the Middle East on important digital trade issue...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

    U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide | site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience. "As technology continues to iterate and benefit every part of our lives, all students need more opportunities to leverage the potential of technology in education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "We hope families can use the information we release today as many of them are relying on technology more so than ever before and are navigating learning from home." Digital learning can help families and educators meet the
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  • G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Statement on Digital Payments

    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Statement on Digital Payments | site |


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information:


    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Statement on Digital Payments



    WASHINGTON – The widespread adoption of digital payments has the potential to address frictions in existing payment systems by improving access to financial services, reducing inefficiencies, and lowering costs. At the same time, payment services should be appropriately supervised and regulated to address challenges and risks related to financial stability, consumer protection, privacy, taxation, cybersecurity, operational resilience, money laundering, terrorist and proliferation financing, market integrity, governance, and legal certainty, among others. The public sector, through the provision of fiat currency and the conduct of independent monetary po...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Tees up 20.4 Billion Dollars Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for Vote at FCC's January Meeting

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Tees up $20.4 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for Vote at FCC's January Meeting| site |



    FCC says Fund Would Deploy High-Speed Broadband to Millions of Rural Homes and Businesses


    (January 8, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, January 8, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today presented his colleagues with final rules to launch the new $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The rules, which will be voted on by the Commission at its Open Meeting on January 30, would establish a two-phased process to provide funding for the deployment of high-speed broadband in areas of the United States where there is currently not fixed broadband service that meets the Commission’s minimum speed standard (25/3 Mbps). “While we’ve made substantial progress in expanding broadband deployment ov...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs takes Key Step to Improve its Website to provide Veterans an Enhanced Digital Customer Experience

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs takes Key Step to Improve its Website to provide Veterans an Enhanced Digital Customer Experience


    Washington, DC - - (November 13, 2018) - - This week the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) took a key step in its digital modernization effort by revamping its website accessed by 10 million customers per month who use VA’s tools and content online.

    To improve this experience VA’s Veterans Experience Office and VA Digital Service gathered feedback from more than 5,000 Veterans, service members, their families, caregivers and survivors. Many customers said they were having a frustrating experience, encountering a complicated collection of websites, forms, logins and tools. Through feedback, VA learned that many of them struggled to find what they needed. By listening to Veterans and working across VA organizational boundaries, the new VA.gov webs
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  • National Transportation Safety Board says Initial Review of Duck Boat Digital Video Recorder System Completed

    National Transportation Safety Board says Initial Review of Duck Boat Digital Video Recorder System Completed





    (July 27, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday the completion of the initial review of the digital video recorder system recovered from the DUKW “Stretch Boat 7” that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri.
    The “Ride The Ducks” amphibious vehicle had 29 passengers and two crewmembers aboard for a tour when weather conditions deteriorated on Table Rock Lake. One crewmember and 16 passengers died in the accident.





    In this NTSB July 26, 2018, photo, the SD card is shown from the digital video recorder system onboard the amphibious DUKW "Stretch Boat 7" that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri. (NTSB Photo)
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  • Remarks of FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn - - - as prepared for delivery - - - __Net Neutrality and the Fight for Our Digital Rights__ The Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition

    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn (as prepared for delivery)

    “Net Neutrality and the Fight for Our Digital Rights” The Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition





    Washington, DC - - (February 27, 2017) - -


    Thank you Steven, for the wonderful introduction. It is great to be part of today’s conversation on net neutrality, or as I prefer to call it, the “open internet.”

    So what do Title II reclassification, broad forbearance authority, and interconnection have in common? Before you start to doze, let me quickly say, that while these are all concepts contained in the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order, this is not how people outside the halls of the FCC and Communications Bar, generally talk about their experiences online, or with their broadband service providers. Yet this regulatory minutia is exactly what consumes those of us in D.C. and in academia when it comes
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    SEC Issues Statement and Requests Comment Regarding the Custody of Digital Asset Securities by Special Purpose Broker-Dealers
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Statement and Requests Comment Regarding the Custody of Digital Asset Securities by Special Purpose Broker-Dealers | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: December 23, 2020) Washington D.C., Dec. 23, 2020 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a statement and request for comment regarding the custody of digital asset securities by broker-dealers in order to encourage innovation around the application of Securities Exchange Act Rule 15c3-3 to digital asset securities. The statement sets forth the Commission's position that, for a period of five years, a broker-dealer operating under the circumstances set forth in the statement will not be subject to a Commission enforcement action on the basis that the broker-dealer deems itself to have obtained and maintained physical possession or control of customer fully paid and excess margin ...
    12-30-2020, 04:15 AM
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    Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai To The Hispanic Telecom And Technology Partnership Digital Inclusion Summit
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Remarks Of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai To The Hispanic Telecom And Technology Partnership Digital Inclusion Summit | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission release: December 3, 2020)



    REMARKS OF FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI
    TO THE HISPANIC TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PARTNERSHIP
    DIGITAL INCLUSION SUMMIT

    DECEMBER 3, 2020


    Hello everybody! Thank you to Alejandro and everyone at the Hispanic Telecom and Technology Partnership for inviting me to be a part of your first Digital Inclusion Summit. I look forward to today’s question and answer session. But before we get to that, I’ve been asked to deliver some brief remarks. I’d like to start off with a story. In November 2017, I visited Puerto Rico to survey the damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Although nearly two months had passed since the historic storms, the devastation was still u...
    12-06-2020, 03:40 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FCC says 2019 Broadband Deployment Data show Digital Divide is Closing
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission says 2019 Broadband Deployment Data show Digital Divide is Closing | site |


    Gains for Rural Americans Across the Country


    (November 12, 2020) - - On November 12, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, November 12, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Economics and Analytics today released data showing that the digital divide is closing. At the end of 2019, the number of Americans living in areas without access to terrestrial fixed broadband with speeds of at least 25/3 Mbps—the Commission’s benchmark for high-speed broadband—fell to 14.5 million, a 46% decrease from the end of 2016. Services at higher speeds saw even more significant deployment, with the number of Americans living in areas without broadband speeds of at least 250/25 Mbps falling by 77% since the end of 2016. During that three-year period, the number of rural Am...
    11-13-2020, 10:07 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Commerce Strengthens Commercial Ties and Expands Digital Attaché Program in the UAE
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Commerce Strengthens Commercial Ties and Expands Digital Attaché Program in the UAE| site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information: To coincide with the first meeting of the new United States-United Arab Emirates Strategic Dialogue, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the Department is working to conclude two memorandums of understanding with Emirati government agencies promoting foreign direct investment, innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as the expansion of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Digital Attaché Program to Dubai, UAE. This move provides U.S. companies with two on-the-ground resources in the Middle East, one in Cairo and one in Dubai, that will develop new opportunities in this critical region and support the Department’s increased engagement with countries across the Middle East on important digital trade issue...
    10-25-2020, 05:39 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide
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    U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide | site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience. "As technology continues to iterate and benefit every part of our lives, all students need more opportunities to leverage the potential of technology in education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "We hope families can use the information we release today as many of them are relying on technology more so than ever before and are navigating learning from home." Digital learning can help families and educators meet the
    ...
    10-24-2020, 01:36 AM

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