Rebooting the FCC – a major first step

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Today the Federal Communications Commission released “reboot the FCC,” an ambitious attempt to “improv[e] citizen interactions with the Federal Communications Commission.” The new website features the FCC’s new agency-wide blog, many new media tools, and an innovative approach to bringing in the public to share ideas on improving the FCC.

The reboot is a significant attempt to instill the principles of openness, collaboration, and participation into everything that the FCC does. It’s not the website redesign that we called for in October — although they are asking for comments and suggestions on upgrading their website — but it is a good step forward towards centering the FCC around citizens.

I’m still discovering new things in the reboot website, including this interesting attempt to pull all of the FCC’s data into one spot. Take a look and let me (and them) know what you think.

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