Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the Commission is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.

FCC Resources

  • FCC CFR 47, Part 90 Rules

    The Federal Communications Commission has the authority to regulate radio transmission and to issue licenses for radio stations. All rules in this part provide the conditions under which radio communications systems are licensed and used in the public safety, industrial/business radio pool, and radiolocation radio services.

  • FCC Construction Requirements and Auto Termination

    Most wireless licensees are required to construct their authorized system or meet specific coverage requirements within a given time period and to notify the Commission that the requirement was met. If a licensee fails to construct a frequency, location, or an entire license, or fails to meet a coverage requirement, then the frequency, location, or license terminates automatically as of the applicable construction/coverage deadline.

  • FCC Daily Digest

    The Daily Digest provides a brief synopsis of Commission orders, news releases, speeches, public notices and all other FCC documents that are released each business day.


    This FCC tool enables the user to enter and submit key information about their antenna structure in order to determine whether or not registration with the FCC is necessary.

  • Universal Licensing System (ULS)

    ULS is the FCC online search portal for wireless licensing and research. It is a powerful information tool that enables you to research applications, licenses, and antenna structures.

  • FCC Registration Number (FRN)/CORES

    If you wish to conduct business with the FCC, you must first register through CORES. The CORES portal allows users to register an FCC Registration Number (FRN) with the FCC and manage your existing FRNs.

  • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)/CORES

    When you register to obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN), you will need to provide your TIN, or taxpayer identification number. A TIN is a nine-digit number that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires of all individuals, businesses, and other employers to identify their tax accounts with the IRS. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) enacted by Congress requires the FCC to collect this information to improve collection of delinquent government debts.