The Office of Communications Business Opportunities promotes competition and innovation in telecommunications ownership and information services. The office also supports opportunities for small, women-owned, and minority-owned communications businesses.


Sanford S. Williams
Sanford S. Williams


Phone: (202) 418-0716

Fax: (202) 418-0235

Communications Business Opportunities Headlines


Path to Media Ownership and Sustainability - Symposium on Access to Capital for Small and Diverse Broadcasters

The Access to Capital Working Group of the FCC's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) and the FCC’s Media Bureau are co-hosting this virtual symposium via WebEx on November 6, 2020 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. To view the agenda visit: To view the public notice visit:

FCC-Tech Supplier Diversity Opportunity Showcase

The FCC’s Digital Empowerment and Inclusion Working Group, part of the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE), the FCC’s Media Bureau, and the Internet Association, a member organization of the ACDDE will be hosting a virtual showcase on the Zoom platform titled “Technology Opportunities Supplier Diversity Showcase”. This webinar is scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm -5:30 pm. Panels will include: “Show Me The Money! Traditional and Alternative Sources of Capital”; and “How to Pivot in a COVID-19 World: Opportunities and Reinvention Strategies for Diverse Communications Businesses.,” For the public notice and agenda visit:; To register for the event visit:;

U.S. SBA – Women Empowering Women

The SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women.

OCBO Video Series: "Did You Know?"

A series of 9 short videos designed to educate the public on topics pertaining to small, minority, and women-owned businesses and the various functions of the FCC Office of Communications Business Opportunities.

U.S. SBA Resources and Business Partners

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SCORE Association, supported by SBA, is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors.

The Health and Human Services Small Business Calendar of Events

The Health and Human Services are sponsoring vendor outreach sessions and other business-related events from across the government.