Each quarter the FCC collects and reports metrics on the number of items pending at the Commission. These items include all petitions, applications, complaints, and requests pending before the FCC, as well as the number of open dockets.

All Items

Total number of items pending at the FCC, including all petitions, applications, complaints, and requests.

  Last Year Current Trend
Quarter Q4 FY20 Q4 FY21 We're working on it!
We're working on it!
Pending 39,023 40,470
 

Past Year by Quarter
Q1 FY21 Q2 FY21 Q3 FY21 Q4 FY21
39,804 38,676 40,444 40,470

Licensing

Total number of license applications and renewals pending at the FCC.

  Last Year Current Trend
Quarter Q4 FY20 Q4 FY21 We're working on it!
We're working on it!
Pending 27,659 29,534
 

Past Year by Quarter
Q1 FY21 Q2 FY21 Q3 FY21 Q4 FY21
30,609 29,027 30,026 29,534

Complaints

Total number of consumer complaints pending at the FCC.

  Last Year Current Trend
Quarter Q4 FY20 Q4 FY21 Heading in the right direction
Heading in the right direction
Pending 7,365 6,829
 

Past Year by Quarter
Q1 FY21 Q2 FY21 Q3 FY21 Q4 FY21
5,283 5,546 6,125 6,829

AFRs & Recons

Total number of applications for review and petitions for reconsideration pending at the FCC.

  Last Year Current Trend
Quarter Q4 FY20 Q4 FY21 Heading in the right direction
Heading in the right direction
Pending 806 802
 

Past Year by Quarter
Q1 FY21 Q2 FY21 Q3 FY21 Q4 FY21
774 794 796 802

Dockets

Total number of dockets open at the FCC.

  Last Year Current Trend
Quarter Q4 FY20 Q4 FY21 We're working on it!
We're working on it!
Pending 2,411 2,430
 

Past Year by Quarter
Q1 FY21 Q2 FY21 Q3 FY21 Q4 FY21
2,014 2,146 2,322 2,430

 

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