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  • **FILE** Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski (Associated Press)

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  • **FILE** Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski (Associated Press)

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  • Last month, Mr. Genachowski said the FCC and Mexican government agreed to disable lost or stolen phones on networks in either country, an initiative designed to crack down on the cross-border market for stolen goods.

    Smartphone thieves lose connection →

  • Mr. Genachowski claims he must act because 18 million are without "fixed broadband" that meets speed targets set by agency bureaucrats.

    EDITORIAL: Obama's Internet tax →

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