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The Federal Communications Commission uses the Electronic Comment Filing System to receive public comments about proposed regulation changes.
In May 2017, a surge of more than 22 million comments disrupted the system making it unavailable.
What GAO FoundActual costs to relocate federal users from the 1710-1755 megahertz (MHz) band have exceeded the original $1 billion estimate by about $474 million as of March 2013, although auction revenues appear to exceed relocation costs by over $5 billion.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates industries that affect the lives of virtually all Americans. FCC-regulated industries provide Americans with daily access to communications services, including wireline and wireless telephone, radio, and television.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required to annually prepare and submit audited financial statements of the U.S. government to the President and the Congress.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule clarifying two of its previous orders concerning the rules and policies for the 220-222 megahertz (MHz) radio service.