May 20, 2013 (Published)
Background A “sports blackout” is when a sports event that was scheduled to be televised is not...
Mobile Phone and Device Unlocking FAQs
February 21, 2014 (Published)
Consumers often question why they may not have the choice of using their existing mobile wireless...
Advisory for Analog Cable Television Subscribers
December 12, 2012 (Published)
This advisory applies to customers of cable television systems that carry both analog and digital...
'One Ring' Wireless Phone Scam
February 12, 2014 (Published)
The FCC has recently learned of a new phone scam targeting wireless consumers. Some wireless...
Text-to-911: Quick Facts & FAQs
June 28, 2013 (Published)
Today most consumers cannot reach 911 by sending a text message from their wireless phone. In...
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
February 27, 2013 (Published)
Background Have you ever thought that, for emergency alerts to be distributed as quickly as...
FCC's Review of the Broadcast Ownership Rules
May 9, 2011 (Published)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets limits on the number of broadcast stations (...
May 20, 2011 (Published)
Radio broadcasters around the country are now simultaneously broadcasting both traditional analog...
Amateur Radio Complaints
June 24, 2011 (Published)
Amateur radio complaints should be as specific as possible, citing dates, times, and...
The Open Internet
May 24, 2011 (Published)
Background One of the most important features of the Internet is its openness: It uses free,...