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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Monday, January 19, 2009

"FCC Chairman Martin Issues Comprehensive Report Showing Commission's Success Over Past Four Years In Protecting Consumers And Promoting Competition"

The above is a headline that appeared on the FCC homepage on Friday, January 16, Chmn. Martin's last work day at FCC. Click on the cover above to get the whole 68 page report. The graphic design of the report is the best I have ever seen from FCC, almost certainly indicating that it was done by an outside contractor. It is odd that FCC isn't mentioned on the cover, though. It does not mention the results from FCC employees in the 2008 OPM Federal Human Capital Survey, but maybe they came out after the deadline for this document.

The report is amply illustrated with graphs describing Chmn. Martin's accomplishments. The tone of the report is illustrated by its conclusions, shown below:

"Technological advances, converging business models, and the digitalization of services have created unparalleled opportunities and considerable challenges. Under Chairman Martin’s leadership, the Commission has produced meaningful results for consumers. It put in place the appropriate regulatory framework that achieves the twin goals of spurring investment and establishing open platforms to deliver choice and innovation to consumers. In almost all cases vigorous competition has enabled consumers to get newer and more innovative technologies and communications services at ever-declining prices. Television programs are sold on the Internet and streamed wirelessly to mobile devices; teenagers communicate over IM, SMS and MySpace, not the landline phone; DVRs mean you watch your TV when and where you want; mobile phones show movies, play songs, photograph your kids, and even send you emergency messages. The Commission’s efforts in recent years have helped all Americans reap the rewards of convergence and the broadband revolution."

1 comment:

Bob@weller.org said...

It may look nice, but I'm not sure whether it was proofread. Page 59, for example, ends in a sentence fragment...