About the Division

The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) provides outreach to state and local governments, as well as other federal regulatory agencies, for the purpose of fostering an understanding of FCC programs, policies, rules and decisions. We attend and participate in conferences, seminars and industry meetings to further our mission. IGA is responsible for overseeing the work and activities of the commission's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, the Hospital Robocall Protection Group, and various ad hoc special projects.

 

Spotlight

The FCC Broadband Data Collection (BDC) Program

On March 22, 2021, the FCC announced it will begin collecting first-hand accounts on broadband availability and service quality directly from consumers as part of its Broadband Data Collection program. A new webpage, www.fcc.gov/BroadbandData, explains the FCC's program and provides direct links to consumer resources including a new “share your broadband experience” option.

As the Commission develops the tools needed to enhance the accuracy of its existing broadband maps, this new form provides a way for consumers to share their broadband experiences. Stories shared by consumers will help to inform the work of the FCC's cross-agency Broadband Data Task Force.

The Broadband Data Task Force was established to implement-overdue improvements to the agency's broadband data and mapping tools. The Task Force will closely coordinate the Commission's broadband mapping and data collection efforts across the various expert agency teams. Each of these teams is essential to the effort of ensuring the Commission, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, Tribal entities, and consumers will have access to granular nationwide information on the availability and quality of broadband services.

In addition to enabling consumers to share their experiences, the new web page will serve as an informational hub for the Broadband Data Collection program, highlighting milestones and providing updates for consumers, state, local, and Tribal government entities, and other industry stakeholders. The page contains links to reports and educational materials, as well as FCC releases related to the program. Once launched, information about the new Broadband Data Collection reporting systems will also be posted to the page.

You can contact the Task Force via email at: BroadbandDataInquiries@fcc.gov


Preparing for Emergency Broadband Benefit Roll Out

On February 26, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission released a Report and Order establishing the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative that will provide relief to households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.

Further information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program can be found here.

IGA Spotlight Archive

 

2018

2018 Webinars

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Emergency Alerting Webinar on July 25

July 25, 2018 Public Notice

Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts Webinar for State and Local Government Officials

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Washington, DC
For more information.
PowerPoint Presentation

An Introduction to the Mobility Fund II Challenge Process for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Wednesday, May 3, 2018
Washington, DC

2017

2017 Webinars

Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State and Local Government

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State & Local Governments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Advisory Committee

The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee is composed of officials from municipal, county, state and tribal governments who provide guidance to the FCC on a broad range of issues.

More on committee activities

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Are you having an event, meeting, webinar or other activity related to FCC Issues?  Send us an email and our team will be in touch with you to provide a speaker that meets your needs.

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Contact Us

State and local government officials and their staff can reach us via email at: IGA@fcc.gov

 

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021