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Federal Communications Commission

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Agency overview


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


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.



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