Federal Communications Commission

FCC Seeks Public Comment in 2016 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission is in the process of conducting its comprehensive 2016 biennial review of telecommunications regulations.

Remarks of Commissioner O'Rielly on Protecting Consumer Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Internet Era

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted rules that impose new burdens on supposed “rogue” Internet Service Providers under the guise of protecting consumer privacy.

FCC Adopts CAF Phase II Service Obligations for Alaska Communications Systems

In this Order, the Federal Communications Commission adopts tailored service obligations for Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), a carrier serving a non-contiguous area that elected to receive nearly $20 million annually in Connect America Phase

FCC Consumer Advisory Committee: Announcement of Renewal of Charter, Appointment of Members, Designation of Chairperson, Agenda

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission announces the renewal of the charter of its Consumer Advisory Committee and appointment of members, designates a Chairperson, and further announces the date, time, and agenda of the Com

Consumer And Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment On Petitions Concerning The Commission's Rule On Opt-Out Notices On Fax Advertisements

Two petitions have been filed seeking a waiver of section 64.1200(a)(4)(iv) of the Commission’s rules, which requires that an opt-out notice containing certain information be included in fax ads sent to a consumer who has provided prior express in

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For November 2016 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the November Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2016:

Improving Wireless Coverage in Rural America

At our November monthly meeting, the Federal Communications Commission will consider a series of items that could improve wireless coverage in rural areas across the country.

FCC Provides Guidance on Rolling Recertification Pursuant to the Lifeline Modernization Order

In this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) provides guidance regarding the implementation of the rolling recertification process, as established by the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Announces Staff Changes

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the appointment of Lisa Hone as legal advisor to the Chairman with responsibility for wireline telecommunications issues, and the departure of Stephanie Weiner.

FCC Announces Excellence in Economics, Engineering Award Winners

The Federal Communications Commission announced the winners of the Excellence in Economic Analysis and Excellence in Engineering Analysis Awards.