October 5, 2010 - 5:15 pm
By Haley Van Dÿck | FCC New Media

The rate of mobile users has sky-rocketed in the past ten years, with over five billion mobile devices world wide. Today Americans are spending more time online through their phones than ever before, with 6 out of 10 Americans connecting to the Internet through mobile access.

The FCC understands that growth like this makes mobile broadband even more vital in keeping Americans connected. To empower and inform consumers, we released iPhone and Android applications to test mobile broadband speeds. Since the FCC Broadband Speed Test launched in March, over 1.3 million speed test have been run.

As part of our FCC.gov redesign efforts, we're heading back to the drawing boards to develop more powerful and innovative mobile applications to put in consumers' hands.

Here's where we need you. We want to hear your ideas for new FCC Mobile Applications. What kinds of functionality could we deliver? Guidelines and precautions for emergency situations? Tools that illuminate the sometimes fuzzy world of consumer electronics and billing? Maps that mash up FCC data with private sector data?

Send us your thoughts on your ideal consumer-focused FCC mobile applications. You can post your ideas in our forum, or check out ideas from other people and vote on your favorites.

Click here to share your ideas, or post a comment below.

Thanks—we're looking forward to hearing from you.