Federal Communications Commission

FCC Takes Steps To Facilitate Mobile Broadband And Next Generation/5G Wireless Technologies In Spectrum Above 24 GHz

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules for wireless broadband operations in frequencies above 24 GHz, making the United States the first country in the world to make this spectrum available for next generation wireless services.

An Update on Our Review of the Good Faith Retransmission Consent Negotiation Rules

Today I announce that we will not proceed at this time to adopt additional rules governing good faith negotiations for retransmission consent.

Remarks of Gigi Sohn, Counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at "Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan" Launch

This has been a big week for anchor institutions. How many of you are familiar with PokemonGO?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Announces Staff Changes

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the appointment of Holly Saurer as legal advisor, and the transition of Diane Cornell to a role in the FCC’s International Bureau.

Modernizing the FCC's Geospatial Maps

Maps and geospatial analysis have become increasingly important as they allow the Federal Communications Commission to display information to the public in an interactive visual format.

Chairman Wheeler Responds to Letter from Lawmakers about Broadband Privacy NPRM

On May 25, seven Reps wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and the four other Commissioners to strongly urge the FCC to consider a "consistent Federal Trade Commission-type approach to protect consumer privacy that balan

Chairman Wheeler Responds to Letter from Rep Marchant Re: Lifeline Expansion

On March 30, Rep Kenny Marchant (R-TX) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler re: the March announcement to expand the Lifeline telephone subsidy to high-speed Internet access.

FCC Adds New Warning Codes To The Emergency Alert System

The Federal Communications Commission updated its rules so that Americans can receive more specific – and potentially life-saving – warnings through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) before extreme weather strikes.

Snapshot of Process Reform Ideas

In my two and a half years as a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, I have tried to make productive suggestions to improve the internal workings of the Commission.

First Meeting of the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee

The first meeting of the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee will be held on August 2, 2016; at 11:00 am in the Federal Communications Commission Meeting Room. A draft agenda of the meeting is attached.