The Engineering Division conducts technical reviews of media related matters. The Division processes Cable System Registration, Cable Television Relay Service (CARS) applications, special relief and show cause petitions involving technical matters, and requests for rulings on technical matters and requests for waivers of the rules. The Division processes signal leakage performance reports filed by cable system operators, analyzes aeronautical frequency usage data and takes appropriate action to ensure compliance with FCC requirements.

Engineering Division
Acting Division Chief
John Kiefer


The Media Bureau announces mandatory electronic filing via the Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS) for the following FCC Forms:

Paper versions of the above forms will not be accepted for filing, unless accompanied by a request for waiver of the electronic filing requirement. Users can access the electronic filing system for these forms via the Internet from the Commission's Web Site at for more details... 


Contact Us


If you have been contacted by FCC staff by phone or by letter regarding a registration, aeronautical frequency notification, basic signal leakage performance report (CLI) or CARS application requesting more information, unless otherwise directed, please send all requested information to the address below with the reference number and the name of the person requesting the information for faster processing.

Name of Person Requesting Information
Federal Communications Commission
Media Bureau, Engineering Division
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C.  20554

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