The Bureau develops and executes policies and procedures for fast, fair licensing of all wireless services, from fixed microwave links to amateur radio to mobile broadband services. We oversee nearly two million licenses, conduct auctions to award services licenses, and manage the tower registration process. We also produce an annual assessment of the wireless industry -- the Mobile Wireless Competition Report -- and manage interactive web tools such as the Spectrum Dashboard, which deliver to the public key information on wireless services in a simple, transparent fashion.


Donald Stockdale
Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Federal Communications Commission


Wireless Telecommunications

Phone: (202) 418-0600
Fax: (202) 418-0787

Incentive Auction

The incentive auction will permit television broadcasters to voluntarily go off the air, share their spectrum or move channels in exchange for receiving part of the proceeds from auctioning that spectrum to wireless providers to support 21st century wireless broadband needs.

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March 1, 2018 - 11:45 am

A New Tool To Help Close the Digital Divide

Steve Rosenberg | Chief Data Officer, Wireline Competition Bureau
Allison Baker | Senior Data Analytics Manager, [Telecommunications Access Policy Division], Wireline Competition Bureau
Rich Mansfield | Associate Chief Information Officer, Office of the Managing Director

Chairman Pai has said that bridging the digital divide is his highest priority. And now, we have...


ULS Narrowbanding Tools

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1) Modifying Wideband Emissions Using the Narrowband Tool: 1. Log in to the narrowbanding tool, with...

Common Filing Tasks Ground Stations

March 30, 2017
Licensees may be required to perform standard filing tasks after obtaining a license. For information on current applicable fees, see the Wireless...

Common Filing Tasks

March 21, 2017
Licensees may be required to perform standard filing tasks after obtaining a license. These tasks may be performed using the Universal Licensing...