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Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
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November 27, 2001


The Federal Communications Commission today announced the integration of a powerful new commercial-style search engine into its Internet web site at www.fcc.gov. The new search engine was tested on the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau web site for several weeks before today's integration throughout the FCC site.

The new FCC search engine searches throughout the FCC's web site, collecting information from web pages and many types of documents including Word, WordPerfect, Acrobat, Excel, and ASCII Text. The new FCC search engine also searches the Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS). However, the new search engine cannot collect information from other FCC databases and electronic filing systems, such as the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). Information on searching those databases and systems can be found on the FCC Search Page at http://www.fcc.gov/searchtools.html.

Access to the new search tool is provided through a standard text entry box and links positioned at the top of the left-hand column of most FCC web pages. It is also available with enhanced features at http://search.fcc.gov. To initiate a search, insert relevant words or phrases into the textbox and click go. This initiates a search on the FCC web site returning links to all documents and web pages containing relevant information.

Consumer feedback is greatly appreciated and will assist in the Commission's continuing efforts to improve public access to FCC information.

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