In 1934 the U.S. Congress followed up on President Franklin Roosevelt's request to set up the Federal Communications Commission, known as the FCC. As a Commission, the FCC is a U.S. government agency independent of the Executive Branch and is directly responsible to Congress. The FCC regulates broadcast and cable television, satellite, pagers, wireless telephones, as well as radio, telegraph and wireline telephones in all of the 50 states and U.S. territories.
The FCC is headed by five Commissioners.
The President chooses one of the Commissioners to serve as the Chairman.
All Commissioners, including the Chairman, have five year terms, and are appointed
by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
The FCC headquarters is located in a 10-story building
called Portals II, located at 445 12th Street, SW., in Washington DC.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has specialists answering your questions Monday thru Friday 9:00am til 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time).
There are many ways to contact the Commission:
you can dial 1-888-Call-FCC (1-888-225-5322);
if you are hearing impaired you can contact the FCC by dialing 1-888-Tell-FCC
fax number 1-866-418-0232
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org postal mail to: Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper made the first cellular phone call.