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.



Advisory Committee Addresses Pandemic, Affordable Connectivity

Recent reports from the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) provide updated information on two fronts -- barriers and incentives to telemedicine in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; and consumer outreach to promote awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

The Telehealth Report updated the previous IAC’s 2019 Telehealth Report in light of lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the report’s recommendations are the following:

  • The FCC should use better geographic broadband location data, as it becomes available, to show the presence and nature of telehealth services offered by healthcare service providers throughout the nation, and
  • The FCC should incorporate software, equipment, data storage, and patient-record access within the meaning of the term “telehealth” for policy making purposes.

Meanwhile, the ACP Outreach Report seeks to enhance state, local and Tribal outreach and awareness efforts associated with the Commission’s $14.2 billion broadband affordability program, the ACP.

Recommendations to enhance ACP awareness and enrollment include, among other things, that stakeholders should study, adopt and leverage the work of other governmental stakeholders to advance the cause of ACP awareness. In so doing, stakeholders should also use their own initiative and creativity to achieve objectives based on the unique features of their jurisdictions.

Both reports are available on the IAC webpage.

Nominations for the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee Sought - Deadline Extended to May 12

On February 7, 2023, the FCC announced that it re-authorized the IAC for a new two-year term, and that it is seeking membership nominations through May 12, 2023.

Eligible officials interested in becoming members of the IAC may submit applications to IAC@fcc.gov. Please visit the IAC webpage for general information about the committee or to read the IAC’s prior reports.

IGA Spotlight Archive


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 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


Tuesday, March 14, 2023