Federal Communications Commission

Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities: Barriers to and Solutions for Accessible Information and Communication Technologies

This White Paper discusses the need for access to information and communications technologies by people with cognitive disabilities, and what that access entails.

Remarks of Chairman Wheeler at Coleman Institute conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology

I’d like to use my remarks to bring you up to speed on what we’re doing at the Federal Communications Commission to address the challenges of Americans with cognitive disabilities.

Set Top Box Endgame

Since the set top box deliberations presumably will continue in coming weeks, it seems appropriate and necessary to outline the problem areas I see preventing a conclusion:

Lifeline Receives OMB Blessing, Effective Dates

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection requirements associated with certain of the provision of the rules adopted as part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Third Fur

Mobility Fund II: Improving the Data We Use to Identify & Close Mobile Coverage Gaps

The Universal Service Fund/ Intercarrier Compensation Transformation Order set the course for the comprehensive modernization of universal service for the 21st century.

FCC Provides Guidance Regarding Designation as a Lifeline Broadband Provider and Lifeline Broadband Minimum Service Standards

In this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau provides guidance to entities seeking designation as Lifeline Broadband Providers for the purpose of receiving reimbursement through the Lifeline program fo

FCC Releases Data on Mobile Broadband Deployment as of December 31, 2015 Collected Through FCC Form 477

The Federal Communications Commission released data on mobile broadband deployment as of December 31, 2015. These data were collected through FCC Form 477 and are available on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Data – FCC Form 477.

FCC Seeks Comment on Post-Incentive Auction Transition Scheduling Plan

The Federal Communications Commission delegated authority to its Media Bureau to establish construction deadlines within the 39-month post-auction transition period for television stations that are assigned to new channels in the incentive auction

FCC Strengthens Wireless Emergency Alerts As A Public Safety Tool

The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to update and strengthen Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), a system that delivers critical warnings and information to Americans on their wireless phones.

FCC Proposes Rules To Increase Availability Of Diverse And Independent Progamming To Consumers

The Federal Communications Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to foster consumer choice and access to diverse programming on television.