Emergency Communications Tips

Watch FCC Video: Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared! Communicating can be challenging during power outages caused by severe weather. Learn how to prepare for such emergencies and what to do when outages occur.


Fear Fuels COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

As the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scammers are impersonating contact tracers in texts and calls, claiming the contacted party has been exposed to COVID-19 and needs to act quickly. Learn More.


Keeping Your Mobile Phone Sanitized

Your mobile phone may be the item you touch the most throughout the day. With the COVID-19 pandemic, phone hygiene is a growing concern. Follow these simple tips to keep your device clean.


Call Blocking Tools and Resources

A recent FCC report found that phone companies partnering with third-party analytics companies are able to block billions of illegal and unwanted calls to American consumers each year. Learn more about available call blocking and labeling tools.


Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

988 to Become National Suicide Prevention Hotline by July 2022: Click to learn more



Consumer Guides

Avoid Bill SurprisesWhat is caller ID spoofing and how does it work? Get helpful tips about what you can do if you think you're being spoofed.

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Remember to Rescan

TV channels may have recently changed in your area. Learn what you should do to ensure you're receiving all available channels. What to Watch For | Remember to Rescan


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Getting Connected to Broadband

Broadband improves lives for people of all ages, from connecting far-flung family members and friends to providing easy online access to a virtual world of goods and services. Learn more about how you can - and why you should - get connected.


Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau develops and implements the FCC's consumer policies and serves as the agency's connection to the American consumer.