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Data underpins every activity at the Federal Communications Commission. By better involving data in open and transparent rulemaking, the FCC can better serve the public while enabling public innovation. The FCC has long published relevant data, though the process of improving its quality, openness, accessibility and utility warrants continuous progress.

Data Innovation

Data Innovation Initiative
The Data Innovation Initiative is a cross-agency effort to modernize and streamline how the FCC collects, uses, and disseminates data. Its goals are improving the agency's fact-based, data-driven decision-making while lowering barriers and burdens to filing necessary information and sharing data more effectively to spur innovation, new competition, and markets.
Chief Data Officers
The FCC is the first federal agency creating Chief Data Officers in each Bureau and Office to ensure better use of data.
Zero-Based Data Review
Reviewing the FCC data collections is a core piece of the Data Innovation Initiative. We have started the process of reviewing all agency data collections, starting with the Wireline, Wireless, and Media Bureaus and a public notice for comments.
Spectrum Inventory
The FCC has assembled and put online a comprehensive, searchable baseline inventory of spectrum and holders of commercial spectrum usage rights.

Data Cornucopia

Search FCC Databases
Explore granular search interfaces into more than 40 specialized FCC databases such as radio call signs and equipment authorization.
Download FCC Datasets
Over 150 data sets are available for download today.
Develop on FCC APIs
The FCC actively promotes the innovative application of agency data in the public and private sectors. connects citizen developers with the tools they need to unlock government data.
Subscribe to FCC RSS Feeds
Subscribe to exactly what you need to know in real time through an FCC RSS feed from a variety of categories from notices to blog posts.
FOIA and Ex Parte
Each year the FCC responds to over 600 Freedom of Information Act requests. We are committed to making information on Ex Parte ('by one side') presentations in accordance with the law and our policy.
Test Your Bandwidth
Citizens have contributed more than 1,000,000 broadband test to our database in less than a year. Take the test today an help share data on our country's broadband connectivity.

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