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Data underpins every activity at the Federal Communications Commission. By better involving data in open and transparent rulemaking, the FCC can better serve the public while enabling public innovation. The FCC has long published relevant data, though the process of improving its quality, openness, accessibility and utility warrants continuous progress.
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires federal agencies to submit public information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval before information can be collected. The listing is updated daily and includes all approved information collections, for which the FCC has received prior approval from OMB, as well as all collections currently under OMB review.
The CDC provides informal complaint data received by the FCC from consumers. The data is available via charts and graphs, APIs and search functionality. Data generally updates nightly. The information provided is information selected by consumers when they file an informal complaint with the FCC. The FCC does not verify the facts alleged in the complaints, and no personal information is published.
The Data Innovation Initiative is a cross-agency effort to modernize and streamline how the FCC collects, uses, and disseminates data. Its goals are improving the agency's fact-based, data-driven decision-making while lowering barriers and burdens to filing necessary information and sharing data more effectively to spur innovation, new competition, and markets.
Reviewing the FCC data collections is a core piece of the Data Innovation Initiative. We have started the process of reviewing all agency data collections, starting with the Wireline, Wireless, and Media Bureaus and a public notice for comments.
The FCC has Information and Data Officers in each Bureau and Office to ensure better use of data.
Explore granular search interfaces into more than 40 specialized FCC databases such as radio call signs and equipment authorization.
A variety of data sets are available for download today.
The FCC actively promotes the innovative application of agency data in the public and private sectors. FCC.gov/Developers connects citizen developers with the tools they need to unlock government data.
Subscribe to exactly what you need to know in real time through an FCC RSS feed from a variety of categories from notices to blog posts.
Each year the FCC responds to over 600 Freedom of Information Act requests. We are committed to making information available on Ex Parte ('by one side') presentations in accordance with the law and our policy.