Portability: Keeping Your Telephone Number When You Change Service Provider
March 31, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background Under the Federal Communications Commission’s “local number portability” (LNP) rules,...
How to File a Complaint
August 9, 2014 (Published)
The Federal Communications Commission regularly receives complaints from consumers on a wide...
For New Visitors: Finding Information About Radio and Television Stations on the FCC Web Site
June 26, 2014 (Updated)
Low Power Broadcast Radio Stations
July 20, 2011 (Published)
The Commission receives tens of thousands of inquiries annually from individuals and groups...
The Dangers of Texting While Driving
May 24, 2011 (Published)
The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences. We now...
How to Apply for a Radio or Television Broadcast Station
October 24, 2013 (Updated)
Protecting Your Privacy
March 31, 2014 (Updated)
Background In today’s environment where numerous entities collect and store personal information...
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
October 30, 2014 (Updated)
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires TV and radio...
International Roaming: Using Your Mobile Phone in Other Countries
October 22, 2014 (Updated)
Before you travel abroad, find out if your mobile phone will work abroad. Mobile telephone...
900 Pay-Per-Call and Other Information Services
October 29, 2014 (Updated)
Due to complaints of widespread abuse involving calls to 900 numbers, or "pay-per-call" services,...