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Small Businesses

The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (OCBO)acts as principal advisor to the Chairman and the Commissioners on issues, rulemakings, and policies affecting small, women-and minority-owned communications businesses. To assist small businesses in understanding and complying with the FCC's rules, the OCBO web site provides a comprehensive list of small business compliance guides. 

In addition, much of the FCC’s mission directly impacts the small business community.  As an example, broadbandenables small businesses to lower costs and reach new customers in new markets around the country and, indeed, the globe.  As these businesses grow stronger, they make room for new jobs that help America compete in the global technology marketplace.  The National Broadband Plancontains Economic Opportunityfor small businesses and entrepreneurs as one of the national purposes and contains plans and examples of how broadband has helped grow businesses and economic activity.

The FCC has also entered into a strategic partnership with SCORE and the Small Business Administration to provide direct, hands-on instruction on leveraging broadband’s power for small businesses.

We value the opinions of entrepreneurs and small business owners on all matters related to telecommunications and media.  The FCC invites comments on our proceedings via ECFS.

Our Contracting and Purchasing Center observes Federal mandates on awarding work to small and disadvantaged businesses.

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