CLOSED: A New FCC.gov - Feedback


This forum is now closed. There will be future opportunities to comment on the FCC.gov website.*

We will be rolling out updates to the new FCC.gov on a regular basis. Share your thoughts and ideas on what to add to the next release, or ways we can improve the user experience or functionality on FCC.gov.

How can we improve the new FCC.gov?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Render news releases in HTML so I don't have to download a file every time I want to read something

    All other federal agency websites have news pages with press releases and other announcements viewable right there in HTML. Being able to download an "official" PDF is indeed useful, but that should be an option ancillary to HTML content being displayed.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Facebook integration

      Integrate directly with Facebook (a la Facebook integration in the private sector with CRM systems) or provide similar social networking capability.

      1 vote
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use a different heading font

        The font, Trade Gothic W01 Bold Extended, looks squished and just doesn't jive with the rest of the design. It seems to work OK when used as a title in the slides (e.g., "Explore Spectrum Bands, Maps", "Next Generation 9-1-1"). But in other places, such as the menu, article headings, and sidebar headings, it looks very unappealing.

        37 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 1 vote
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 21 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              completed  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 18 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Quick Fix for Regular Users

                A quck fix for regular users would be to add a new tab on the home page that would include, Daily Digest, ECFS and EDOCS. Anything else?

                12 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 13 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Comments & Privacy

                    It would be nice to have a separate area to post questions or comments that aren't put up for vote as "ideas."
                    From where did this site pick up my image?

                    3 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Not very readable. Text is very small. I've seen gramatical errors on the website. Do not like.

                      Not very readable. Text is very small. I've seen gramatical errors on the website. Do not like.

                      6 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Topics: No Contact Info

                        Beautiful design. Nice listing of topics but no clear way to contact anyone in connection with those topics. Should offer an email address or a phone number as well as other options for follow up if I have a question or need help on that topic.

                        3 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          5 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Change reference to Macromedia on "Required Plug-ins, Players and Readers" page to Adobe

                          Macromedia no longer exists. They were bought by Adobe years ago.

                          9 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • API's and developer's page

                            The new web API's are very nice, and the page for developers is top notch.

                            10 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Include a forum where residents can share their stories of dealing with telcos.

                              The frustration of dealing with telcos needs to be documented publicly -- and where possible, summaries of common themes encountered by the public need to be noted and acted upon.

                              12 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Shouldn't your new Auctions page have a live link to the page with the info on specific auctions?

                                Shouldn't your new Auctions page have a live link to the page with all of the the info on specific auctions, especially the current ones?

                                1 vote
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 1 vote
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reduce newsroom and features on homepage

                                    It will give the page more balance and reduce scrolling. Looks great! Love the action bar following you down the page.

                                    2 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Clutter on the current site comes from lack of leadership, not design

                                      The present FCC web site is the most cluttered one in the federal government.
                                      (See http://spectrumtalk.blogspot.com/2007/10/fcc-web-site-nations-communications.html).

                                      The most likely reason is that there is no one in charge with the authority to decide what goes on the FCC home page and too many people from commissioners to bureau chiefs can clutter it with news of their favorite efforts. The goal of the home pages should be a gateway to efficiently route people to the information they are looking for. The specific items there should be limited and stay limited through someone exercising judicious editorial control. Otherwise the new design…

                                      5 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Once you selected Spanish you can't get back to English

                                        Click on the US Flag top right of the page and select spanish as language. I can't seem to get back to English.

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Some of the maps seem incomplete or unpolished.

                                          Here's an example: http://issuemap.org/maps/cc414b-net-flow-per-hh-by-state Yes, it's not your site, strictly speaking, but it's a showcased resource and you should seriously consider having them fix/complete these maps. Other than that, beautiful job.

                                          1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Website Feedback & Discussion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          CLOSED: A New FCC.gov - Feedback

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base