Data underpins every activity at the Federal Communications Commission. By better involving data in open and transparent rule-making, the FCC can better serve the public while enabling public innovation. The FCC has long published relevant data, though the process of improving its quality, openness, accessibility, and utility warrants continuous progress. To that end, 'data' is a fundamental part of the current reform effort. Ensuring the openness of data that underpins FCC decisions is a key dynamic in fulfilling Chairman Genachowski's pledge to be a fact-based, data-driven agency.