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Engineering Division, Media Bureau

The Engineering Division conducts technical reviews of media related matters.  The Division processes Cable Community Registration, Cable Television Relay Service (CARS) applications, special relief and show cause petitions involving technical matters, and requests for rulings on technical matters and requests for waivers of the rules.  The Division processes signal leakage performance reports filed by cable system operators, analyzes aeronautical frequency usage data and takes appropriate action to ensure compliance with FCC requirements. 

Engineering Division(202) 418-7000
Division Chief John Wong
Deputy Division Chief Wayne T. McKee


    The Media Bureau announces mandatory electronic filing via the Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS) for the following FCC Forms: Mandatory electronic filing will commence on February 1, 2005. Paper versions of these forms will not be accepted for filing after January 31, 2005, unless accompanied by a request for waiver of the electronic filing requirement. Users can access the electronic filing system for these forms via the Internet from the Commission's Web Site at for more details... 
  • FCC List of PSIDs to File Year 2011 Form 325 (Excel Spreadsheet)
    The selected PSIDs are required to complete FCC Form 325 - Annual Report of Cable Television Systems.  The Form must be completed within 60 days of notification (December 30, 2011) in accordance with Section 76.403 of the Commission's rules.
    The form must be electronically filed using COALS Electronic Filing starting on January 3, 2012.
  • News Release (September 7, 2010):  FCC Unlocks Government Data With New Online Tools
    Washington, D.C. -- At the Gov 2.0 Summit today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a suite of new tools designed to unlock FCC data and drive innovation across the public and private sectors. for more details... 
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    If you have been contacted by FCC staff by phone or by letter regarding a registration, aeronautical frequency notification, basic signal leakage performance report (CLI) or CARS application requesting more information, unless otherwise directed, please send all requested information to the address below with the reference number and the name of the person requesting the information for faster processing.

    Name of Person Requesting Information
    Federal Communications Commission
    Media Bureau, Engineering Division
    Washington, D.C. 20554

    For more information pertaining to the Engineering Division, please call:  (202) 418-7000.

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