The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is an independent body which operates in the United States, and directly responsible to the US Congress. The role of the FCC is to regulate radio, television, wires, satellite and cable communicate within and between states of the US.
The main functions of the FCC are to:
- Educate and inform consumers and users about telecommunications goods, services and regulations.
- Enforce and maintain regulations, such as the Communications Act.
- Represent the US Commission in satellite and international matters.
- Regulate radio, television and satellite broadcast stations and services.
- Be responsible for rules and policies concerning telephone companies, including VoIP service providers.
- Preside over law hearings and legal decisions pertaining to matters related to communication.
- Advise the US Commission on issues and policies concerning communication businesses.
Read more on the FCC on their web site.