Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Official FCC Blog

Open Government

Join us for the Spectrum Summit

October 20, 2010 - 07:22 PM by George Krebs
By John LeibovitzAt last week's Commission meeting, Chairman Genachowski announced that the FCC will be hosting a Spectrum Summit to bring together creative thinkers to solve the looming spectrum crunch and ensure enough airwaves are available for Americans' growing appetite for mobile
Read more »

Modernizing from the Ground Up

September 22, 2010 - 01:52 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
As IT tides shift in Washington, D.C., the Federal Communications Commission has a special opportunity to become an expert technology agency in the federal government. We have been hard at work in redesigning defining personas of citizens and business both current and potential,
Read more »

FCC License View

September 14, 2010 - 01:16 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
The FCC is proud to announce this Tuesday's Developer Release: FCC License View.FCC License View is a tool designed to make FCC license management information more transparent and accessible to a broad range of users.This release follows last Tuesday's launch of a suite of developer tools and
Read more »

Update for /Developer

September 14, 2010 - 12:44 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Last week we announced the release of four API's and the site at the Gov 2.0 conference. We heard great feedback via twitter, direct email and blog comments. We have taken some of these ideas and implemented the changes right away. We want to make sure that these services are
Read more »

Announcing at the Gov 2.0 Summit

September 10, 2010 - 02:21 PM by George Krebs
The annual Gov 2.0 Summit wrapped up this week. Among the many roll outs, innovations, and talks from across government, Managing Director Steve VanRoekel and Chairman Julius Genachowski took the stage to announce the launch of At launch the page currently features an initial
Read more »

September 7, 2010 - 01:38 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Today the Federal Communications Commission is releasing four Application Programming Interfaces (API) and our first developer pages at These APIs are part of our Data Innovation Initiative and are foundation pieces in our own redesigning and improving FCC's web presence. We
Read more »

Worth a Thousand Words: The FCC Through a Camera's Lens

September 2, 2010 - 04:01 PM by Benjamin Balter, New Media
The FCC Flickr stream is a great, free resource for students writing reports, bloggers writing posts, and just about anyone interested in the agency’s daily happenings. As works of the Federal Government, all of the FCC’s more than 500 photos can be used, edited, or mashed up with other
Read more »

Openness and Transparency: A Digital Dialogue

July 22, 2010 - 12:54 PM by Benjamin Balter, New Media
The internet’s continued evolution has given rise to countless avenues of communication not imagined just two-decades earlier. Today, executives can leverage the power of e-mail to broker deals halfway around the globe at near-instantaneous speed. Former classmates can exchange photos or
Read more »

FCC's Data Innovation Initiative: Reinvigorating the FCC's Data Assets

June 30, 2010 - 12:53 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
As part of the FCC reform agenda to improve our fact-based, data-driven decision making, the Media, Wireline Competition, and Wireless Telecommunications bureaus have released simultaneous, identical Public Notices seeking comment on all aspects of how they collect, use, and disseminate
Read more »

The FCC and FOIA

February 3, 2010 - 04:56 PM by Larry Schecker
The FCC’s FOIA Annual Report for FY 2009 has just been posted as required by the FOIA.  This year our report shows improvement in many areas.  And new this year, in addition to a PDF of the report, all of the statistics are available in spreadsheets (CSV format) for the public to
Read more »

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.