• On July 13, 2011, the FCC announced the opening of the Technology Experience Center (TEC) at its headquarters, which is designed to allow “FCC employees to experience the latest in communications technology around important issues such as education, telemedicine, small business productivity, public safety and more.” Speaking at the event, Chairman Genachowski tied the creation of the TEC to the Commission’s goal to “help drive innovation in the broadband ecosystem.” More information is available here.
  • On July 12, 2011, Senator Dean Heller, R-Nev., sent a letter to Chairman Genachowski to “request the FCC apply a retrospective review towards the Internet network regulatory regime approved by a vote of 3-2 by the FCC on December 21, 2010.” Senator Heller’s request is based on a recent Executive Order in which President Obama asked independent agencies like the FCC to review the burdens imposed by their regulations. Senator Heller asked Chairman Genachowski whether he would undertake such a review and, if not, to explain why. The letter is available here.