Whenever Congress enacts a law affecting telecommunications, the FCC starts a proceeding to create the rules and policies required by the new law. The commission also may start a proceeding when an outside party files a petition seeking a new law or change in existing rules. Learn more about the rulemaking process and rulemakings in general.
Our Most Active Proceedings page identifies and provides links to proceedings that have had comments filed in the last 30 days. You may file a comment of up to several paragraphs by simply clicking on one of the proceedings listed on that page. Longer comments filed as attachments are also accepted.
A complete list of the FCC's docketed proceedings and rulemakings from 1992 to the present is available in the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).