Data

At the FCC, we are committed to unlocking our agencies data and putting open, machine readable data into the hands of citizen developers and the community. Let us know how we can improve FCC.gov/Data

How can FCC data be more useful to the public?

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. FCC should provide decisions of past complaints on-line.

    This can be helpful for concerned individuals who want to do research to amend existing laws or to help pass new laws regarding protecting the public: Particularly, "subliminal messages" that politicians or corporations might use in their campaigns.

    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…)
      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make telephone providers responsible for scammer calls

      Do not call registry DOES NOT WORK! Require telephone providers to give the consumers the opportunity to keep a list of numbers they do not want put through. When a call is placed and it is on the list, it is automatically disconnected. The scammers are the only ones protected at this time. Upon calling my provider about this problem I am told time and again that there is nothing that can be done. I did sign up for the program with my provider where one must first dial a 1 to get through ... Another joke, my mother was…

      8 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 →
      • make loud commercial violaters public

        Make Loud commercial data available to the public. We need to know which providers are frequent violaters

        4 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 →
        • Make it specific since websites use cookies and beacon technology.

          keep new and current. fAQ' are helpful but it can be dated for someone who visits the site regularly- whether it's monthly or weekly. fcc regulates telecommunications-a what's new section.

          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…)
            0 comments  ·  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…)
              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drop 1+ dialing on landlines

              How can we start a petition to have land-line phones drop the 1+ when dialing. Sometimes in the same area code you use 1+ other times you don't. With today's technology the 1+ is not necessary, the systems know what is long distance and what is not.

              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…)
                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Baseball players cursing on television?

                  How about we not allow a Boston Redsox player to use the F word on television. And how about the FCC not issue a statement dismissing it. Just because they just had a bombing in their city doesn't excuse it. Baseball is a family event. They should be respectful of folks who are offended by that kind of language.

                  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…)
                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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…)
                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Simple Electronic-mail Identification Code/Number by 2019?

                      Similar notion to a zip-code, area code/phone numbers or license-plate numbers, the FCC can start issuing different kind of identification code system, that is simple and unscattered like it is currently ongoing. Something that is identifiable and still can be kept private; if they wish so. Perhaps some multi-digital numbers, and capital alphas in a form of a minimum of nine-numerals to a maximum of thirty-digit format Example: [YAHOO e-mail address+:#YA-A0001-00000-00000-00000-00001 to #YA-Z9999-99999-99999-99999-99999] then Email address+ [YA#-AA000-00000-00000-00000-00001 to YA#-ZZ999-99999-99999-99999-99999] and etc........and the FCC can decide however what codes will be assigned to everybody that uses the computer and the internet…

                      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…)
                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Full steam ahead with your proposal for free public wifi nationwide!

                        This is the most exciting idea the FCC has proposed in years, if not decades. A free, nationwide wifi network would be an incredible boon to our infrastructure and economy. It would help democratize the internet and diminish the digital divide. Please don't let Big Telecom's well-paid lobbyists dissuade you. Use the authority you have to move ahead with this revolutionary idea.

                        80 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…)
                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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…)
                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • open all hidden data

                            opening all hidden data to the public that needs to be opened. requires all business on fcc to allow people that seeks the data to seek it because we got right to know.

                            4 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 →
                            • Update Telemarketing Orders

                              Your page on Telemarketing Orders and information has not had a new document posted in THREE YEARS! (See http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/telemarketing.)

                              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…)
                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ban "Spam" or Predatory advertising on Radio

                                Many of the commercials on our local radio stations sound very much like email spam. This may not be illegal but it a serious problem. I just heard a message for a Federal Student Aide help meeting, due to the number of "spam" advertisements, I am not sure if it is a private company trying to get people to pay for something they can do themselves or a valid assistance program offered by our government. Many of the commercials I am referring to are for mortgage help, loans, or credit card debt programs. They all try to sound official and…

                                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…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Perhaps if you could introduce a plugin of set interactive or just videos and audio commentary on whats going on in the community..

                                  Put a plugin on training how to start with basic knowledge for a more versatile audience. I am eager to know the projects currently active, and past projects, and you should open discussion for competitions or something to see who can accomplish higher technology projects. Thank you.

                                  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…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reduce the number of inaccuracies on major news stations and do not allow news stations to make claims without certain facts

                                    Most major news stations today are becoming very biased and reporting stories inaccurately. We need to reduce this so the people who watch these stations get the right facts. The stations should do a full report on the story when all of the facts have come back. Some stations are skewing the truth to make better stories and it is causing too much controversy. Please help to reduce inaccuracies.

                                    29 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 →
                                    • http://www.broadband.gov/qualitytest/ookla.htm show an Expired Licence. What websites are best for getting accurate results.

                                      List the top ten websites to get accurate unbiased broadband speed and consistency tests.

                                      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…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • CCC = CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                                        Jeez Julius - how did you allow your agency to become such a complete disaster serving the needs of the CONSUMER - ie the taxpayer that entrusted you to regulate the Carriers, Cable, and Communications Industr. Maybe you should go back into the IBanking business with Mitt - you two might make an interesting pair in private equity because both of your careers are over in Public Service.

                                        ATT - you probably have heard about that company. Let's talk about their wireless network - how can you support a network that drops calls - and makes claims that just are…

                                        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…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Publish your complaint handling procedures

                                          I can't find them, neither can the representatives that I called. Any complaint interactions should be available to all parties online. A transcript of any resolved or unresolved complaints that are past their last action date should be available to anyone so that you can see if and how your complaint might be similar to someone else's and how it was resolved or not. I have been requesting written definitions of the terms used on my cable bill, no answer from the cable company, and, surprisingly, no feedback to me from the FCC despite truth in billing. I have asked…

                                          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…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Data

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base