Federal Communications Commission

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule

The Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing to eliminate the main studio rule, which requires each AM, FM, and television broadcast station to have a main studio located in or near its local community.

Final Report on March 8, 2017 AT&T Mobility VoLTE 911 Outage

On the afternoon of March 8th, 2017, nearly all AT&T Mobility (AT&T) Voice over LTE customers across the nation lost 911 service for five hours. This report presents the Federal Communications Commission's findings on the investigation.

FCC Modernizes Personal Radio Services Rules

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to update the Personal Radio Services rules, also known as Part 95 of the Commission’s rules, in order to modernize them, remove outdated requirements, and reorganize them to make it easier to find

FCC Proposes to Streamline Rules for Earth Stations in Motion

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to streamline, consolidate, and harmonize rules governing earth stations used to provide satellite-based services on ships, airplanes and vehicles.

Public Notice on Filing Comments on Advanced Methods to Target Robocalls

On March 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry that begins a process to facilitate voice service providers’ blocking of illegal robocalls by proposing rules to expressly autho

FCC Announces the Membership of Two Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Working Groups: Competitive Access to Broadband Infrastructure and Removing State and Local Regulatory Barriers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed members to serve on two Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups, Competitive Access to Broadband Infrastructure and Removing State and Local Regulatory Barrier

FCC Proposes $144K Fine Against Unlicensed Low-Power TV Station in KY

The Federal Communications Commission proposed a $144,344 fine against Vearl Pennington and Michael Williamson for operating an unlicensed low-power television station in Morehead (KY).

Chairman Pai Statement On Letter From Municipal Broadband Providers

May 11, the Federal Communications Commission received an exceptionally important contribution to the debate over restoring Internet freedom.

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, California Women's Conference

The Federal Communications Commission’s most recent report on media ownership, released May 10, revealed that women own just 8.6 percent of the 11,919 broadcast stations in this country.

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks before the Media Institute Luncheon

Defending the First Amendment: I think you will find the current Commission to be a great partner in the effort to ensure a free press, primarily by not intervening in the area.