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FCC Rulemaking

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.  

The FCC also compiles a list of Commission-level items that have been circulated and are pending action by the full Commission. This list is updated on a weekly basis.

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).

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