about 6 years ago

Chairman Announces Challenge.gov Competition Winners

August 5th, 2011

This morning FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the winners of the agency’s latest contest on Challenge.gov, a competition for scientists and software developers to engage in innovative research and create useful apps that further the understanding of Internet connectivity and network science. A video of theChairman’s remarksand the award presentation are available.

The three winning teams were recognized at a ceremony with remarks by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. The winning teams also presented their apps and research to the Commission.

The three winning teams are University of Michigan &…

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about 6 years ago

Voting is Open!

Voting is now live (through July 15) for the Open Internet Challenge's People’s Choice App Award.  This award goes to the most popular open Internet app submitted during the challenge as determined by the Internet community.  Currently there are ten apps live for voting.  The winner of the People’s Choice App Award will be the app that receives the most votes. The winner in this category will be invited to FCC headquarters in Washington, DC, to be honored with a reception with tne FCC Chairman, and have the opportunity to present their work to the Commission. Winners will have their…

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over 6 years ago

FCC Contest Seeks More Data for a Better Net Neutrality

Post by guest blogger: Richard Esguerra, EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Original blog post available at EFF website.

Last week, the FCC announced the "FCC Open Internet Apps Challenge," a contest to attract software that helps ordinary users measure whether their Internet services — both mobile broadband and traditional "fixed" broadband — are consistent with open Internet principles. The FCC is also asking for submissions of "research papers that analyze relevant Internet openness measurement techniques, approaches, and data." This is a welcome effort from the FCC, and we hope to see software developers and researchers help the public better…

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over 6 years ago

M-Lab and the Open Internet Challenge

Post by guest blogger: Josh King, M-Lab

Original blog post available at M-Lab's website.

The FCC has recently announced an "Open Internet Apps Challenge," a contest soliciting submissions of software applications which empower citizens to "monitor and protect Internet openness." Winners of the challenge will be invited to the FCC to present their work to the Commission and be honored by a reception. Winning apps will also be featured on the FCC website and via the FCC's social media outlets.

This effort is in keeping with M-Lab's mission statement, and we could potentially support the project as a host for…

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over 6 years ago

Open Internet Apps Challenge

For months, we've been hearing from a committed community of citizens that care deeply about preserving the foundational principles of the Internet.

Many of the same people have been involved with the FCC over the last few months through our FCC.gov Developer community. Now that the FCC has released the Open Internet order, we’re calling on that developer community to help us meet a new challenge.

The Open Internet Apps Challenge, released by the FCC, asks this community -- particularly the researchers and developers -- to help build the strongest safeguards possible to preserve these principles and innovate online.…

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