As part of our reform agenda to provide openness and transparency, eliminate redundancy and improve user satisfaction, we are reviewing our licensing, comment and complaint systems.
We recently launched a new version of our Electronic Comment Filing System called ECFS 2.0, an upgrade to our nearly two decade old comment filing system. The new version is fully Section 508 compliant, allows users the ability to file multiple documents to multiple rulemakings in a single submission, has enhanced search features, and allows users to export data results to Excel or PDF formats. ECFS 2.0 was designed to be modified easily. We have received positive feedback on the upgraded system, and we hope this will be the beginning of an ongoing conversation on how we can continually move towards further enhancements of our systems and EFCS 3.0.
Another project we are working on is the consolidation of our numerous license applications systems, including the Universal Licensing System, Consolidated Database System, and International Bureau Filing System. This multi-year project is underway, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions as we begin to design the Consolidated Licensing System.
Next, we are working to improve our consumer complaint and inquiries system by having more information available on-line and making the system easier to navigate.
Please use Reboot.FCC.gov to send in your ideas and give us feedback on how we can improve these and other systems to fit the full range of customers of the FCC. We look forward to hearing from you.
Special Counsel for FCC Reform
Federal Communications Commission
The Spectrum Dashboard allows new ways for citizens to search spectrum in the United States. Use the dashboard to find out how spectrum is being used, who owns spectrum licenses around the country, and what spectrum is available in your county.
Spectrum is a national resource. License View provides information on over 3 million FCC issued licenses for use of the nation's airwaves and other purposes. Get data snapshots of various license metrics, download data in various file formats, or obtain data through Application Programming Interfaces (API).
The Electronic Comment Filing System is a tool used to aggregate and process comments filed during rulemaking processes at the FCC in a system that is open, transparent, and searchable by the public. Learn more about ECFS and give comments and feedback on how we can continue to improve the system.
The Federal Communications Commission has a long-term initiative to combine the functions of our current licensing and application systems to develop a consolidated licensing system that is transparent, easy to use for the public and Commission staff. The creation of a consolidated system will further the FCC's data-driven and fact-based rulemaking strategies, adaptable to evolving requirements, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible. Give us feedback on features this system should include. Join the Discussion.
The Consumer Complaint Management System helps consumers identify the appropriate forms and methods for filing a complaint with the FCC. This system processes over a million complaints from consumers each year and helps aggregate consumer voice around complaints and inquiries for more efficient processing at the FCC. The Consumer Complaint Management System is an important interface between our agency and consumers, and we want to hear from you on how we can make this a more user friendly and powerful tool for transparency and consumer education.