Broadband.gov
Federal Communications Commission



Note from Today's Workshops

August 19th, 2009 by Brian David - Adoption and Usage Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative

Brian DavidAfter over six hours of workshops on topics related to adoption and usage today, I have reams of notes, a number of next steps, and a long list of great ideas. I will be back soon to tell you more about what I think we learned today, and how it gets us closer to our goal in February. Thanks to all who participated and brought such energy, passion and insight to the workshops.

2 Responses to “Note from Today's Workshops”

  1. The Midnight Writer says:

    Is this action from the FCC in line with President Obama's extensive internet exposure and his dream to see more affordable/free? internet access for everyone to help increase education through technology? I would love to write about this plan on my blog so shoot me an email. I'll form a few interview questions so we could write an introduction with questions and answers, if you like that format.

  2. Jim Tobias says:

    Thanks -- I look forward to this information. I'm wondering how the FCC is modeling adoption and usage behavior of consumers and organizations. Are you using a "diffusion of innovations" bell curve idea? It may be just as important to understand non-adopters, abandoners, and "underusers" -- what are their reasons, and what are the remedies. I'm particularly interested in people with disabilities, who may be reflected in non-use answers like "too hard to use".

Leave a Reply



Capture The Phone Numbers Using Your Camera Phone

If you have a camera and a 2D matrix code reader on your mobile phone, you can capture the FCC Phone numbers right to your phone by following these three easy steps:
Step 1: Take a photograph of one of the codes below using the camera on your mobile phone.
Step 2: Use your phone's Datamatrix or QR Code reader to decode the information on the photograph. Please note, these code readers are device specific and are available to download on the internet.
Step 3: Store the decoded address information to your phone's address book and use it with your Maps or GPS application.

Datamatrix and QR FCC Phones