Demonstrations of Online Public Inspection File Interface

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Via webcast

On August 1, 2012, the FCC will conduct public online “screensharing” demonstrations of the database it has developed to host the online public inspection file for television broadcast stations.  The FCC will demonstrate the interface to be used by television stations to file documents required to be placed in the online database.  The screensharing demonstration will be available online only and will provide high resolution views of the application screens and cover the material presented during the July 17, 2012 demonstration.

Preview Application

Broadcasters may preview the application at
Follow the login instructions on the sign in page.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 Demo

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
To join the online meeting 
1. Go to  
2. Enter your name and email address. 
3. Enter the meeting password: fcc123 
4. Click "Join Now". 

The database has been developed in connection with the FCC’s recent Order requiring television broadcast stations to post their public inspection files online in a central, Commission-hosted database.  These rules go into effect August 2, 2012.  The screensharing demonstration is part of the commitment made by the Commission to test the online public file and educate the public regarding its use.  The demonstration will inform broadcasters and others of the design and content of the online file, how stations will upload information to the file, how file sharing tools like Dropbox and Box can be used for uploading, and other ways in which the FCC is working to facilitate access to its public databases.

Persons interested in participating may do so by visiting, prior to the Monday or Tuesday session, and clicking the link for the appropriate session online and teleconference information.  The online demonstration will provide access to an Internet site for viewing; the audio portion of the demonstration will be conducted by teleconference.  Parties must join the call before the scheduled start time.  Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  Send an email to or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

To the extent any participant submits information during the demonstration on which the participant intends the Commission to rely in the online public file proceeding, such information should be filed in the rulemaking docket in ECFS, as required under 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206.

 For additional information, contact John Norton,, (202) 418-7037, or Kim Matthews,, (202) 418-2154, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, or Greg Elin,, (202) 418-2210, of the Office of the Managing Director.  For press inquiries, contact Tom Horan,, (202) 418-2486.