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Federal Communications Commission

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Agency overview

Mission

To regulate interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, D.C. and U.S. territories.

Current priorities

  • Improving access to communications technology for native communities and broadcast service to tribal lands
  • Strengthening systems to handle the rapid influxes of calls and texts during public safety emergencies
  • Increasing accessibility of broadcast information to individuals with disabilities through working with the Access Board, another independent federal agency

Organization

FCC has ten offices and seven bureaus, but the agency as a whole is directed by a team of five presidentially appointed commissioners. A few are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and bureaus.

Bureaus

Offices

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