Federal Communications Commission

Statement of Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly on the Negative Impact of the Decision to Restrict Television Stations' Use of Joint Sales Agreements

When the Federal Communications Commission voted to restrict television broadcasters’ use of joint sales agreements (JSAs), we warned that this decision would lead to “less ownership diversity” and “more television stations going out of business.”

Statement of Commissioner Ajit Pai on Broadband's Impact on Schools and Libraries in South Dakota

America needs to fully enter the digital age -- and that starts with our nation’s schools and libraries. I saw that for myself in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

FCC Announces the Opening of Public Testing for Google's TV Band Database System Registration Procedures

The Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) announces that on June 2, 2014, it will commence a 45-day public trial of a new registration system for Google’s TV band database system.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For June Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for June 13, 2014.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Memorial Day weekend also marks the 200th year anniversary of the first official telegraphic message sent over a long distance.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai at PCIA's 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show

The mobile experience itself will change in a big way. Consumers will use the airwaves almost as seamlessly as they breathe the air. Speeds and capacities are going to have to increase significantly to meet these demands.

How Older Americans Can Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Stay Connected

Why are many older Americans still hesitant to buy mobile phones, tablets or other devices, access the Internet or become broadband adopters?

FCC Cites California Online Retailer for Importing And Marketing Illegal Smartphones

The Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau has cited Panasystem, a California-based online electronics retailer, for importing and marketing counterfeit smartphones marked with unauthorized or invalid labels falsely indicating that t

Sprint To Pay $7.5 Million For Unwanted Marketing Calls And Texts

Sprint will pay $7.5 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau investigation of the mobile wireless company’s failure to honor consumer requests to opt out of phone and text marketing communications.

FCC Announces Inquiry Into Washington State 911 Outage

On April 9-10, 2014, an extensive 911 outage occurred, centered in Washington State, but also affecting large areas of Oregon and portions of California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.