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  1. mobile version of site

    The website must incorporate ability to view current issues and comments across different platforms. Most americans today are on the go, and for them to be able to keep track of events and post comments from mobile devices is necessary.

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    • New website = New Coke

      The FCC's web site should be designed to further the agency's regulatory mission and allow individuals and organizations to transact business more efficiently with the agency than they could in a paper or face-to-face world. Rather than focus on pretty graphics designed to maximize PR and image and present the Commission as hip and cutting-edge, the Commission should focus on improving the functionality of its electronic databases and database interfaces, the accessibility of information, and the amount of information. That's what loyal users really want, and the agency seems to have forgotten that. I can't help but think that the…

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      • Provide user-friendly access to 30-day FCC public comment period for media license sales/renewals.

        My local public radio station (Pittsburgh) is up for sale. We are told the 30-day FCC public comment period is underway, and I am unable to find any information on the process, when the period ends, online submission of comments, etc. So frustrating!

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        • Fast lane pages for regular users.

          Reestablish a way for frequent users to see all the most frequently used links on one or two short pages (think laptop). Scrolling through "Encyclopedias" is fine for beginners but very inefficient for regular users. And don't leave any old links out. You might not think we use them but unless you track usage, don't assume that. Here is an example: under the new WTB page, what happen to the wireless databases links that let you then run a General Menu Report Search?

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              • Make the search application more thorough

                I look for decisions and orders that I know exist, but they fail to be disclosed. In one case, I inserted the actual title of the docket and asked the search tool to search under "title", and though I knew there were at least three orders, the search only listed one. I don't recall that happening in the past. It worries me. Has the search functionality been modified? I'd rather have too many hits and trust how I can narrow them down than know that important ones are simply missing.

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                • Make divisions reachable from the home page, not just bureaus

                  The Wireline Competition Industry Analysis Division has extremely useful data, but one would never know it with the new site. There is no way to get there unless you already know it exists. Nor is there a way to search for any of its reports effectively.

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                    • Where is the E-rate page?

                      Please make Universal Service and the E-rate page more accessible.

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                      • Get rid of the freaks and bring in the geeks

                        Recently,we were looking to start an Amateur Radio Club at our children's school and those dreams were shattered by this new overcomplicated FCC website. Days were spent by three adults and still could not clearly find the answers that everyone was looking for. Maybe the general public would benefit from an Amateur Radio section where the answers could be clearly found and understandable and readable. Get rid of the freaks and bring in the geeks...

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                        • Get the "search" feature working.

                          I'm looking for a two year old Commission report, but the old link to the document doesn't work and the new site's "search" function yields zero helpful results. As of a couple of days ago, I was able to find it by choosing to use the previous fcc.gov and searching from there. However, now even that seems to be turned off.

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                          • The new site is much ****** to use

                            The concept looks nice, but the drop down menus need to tree out more because, unless you're lucky enough to be interested in a hot topic, there is insufficient information displayed on each page to easily locate one's desired path. This website was not well considered or designed. It looks like an attempt is being made to prevent people from easily finding information instead of the reverse.

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                              • A few tweaks

                                I think you need to rethink making these radical changes that are so disruptive to the user, and focus on modifications that truly improve things, rather than changes that actually make things more onerous. For example, it used to be that when we clicked on a link to an item such as a press release or a commissioner statement, we were taken to the item. Now when we click on links to items, we're treated to a bunch of FCC boilerplate and forced to then hit the "expand" button. Why? May not seem like a big deal, but multiply this…

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                                • Make a link to Auctions from the main page

                                  Make a link to Auctions on the main page

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                                  • In the display options, you can switch to Espanol, but not back to english.

                                    In the display options, you can switch to Espanol, but not back to english. Once you do that, there's an American flag icon that appears in the Display options, but doesn't do anything.

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                                    • Items on Circulation

                                      Like the former fcc.gov web page, the new web page needs a link to items on circulation.

                                      http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/circ_items.cgi

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                                      • fcc web page

                                        add more picture of that fcc stuff thanks

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