Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I file a complaint with the FCC?
The FCC accepts complaints regarding all aspects of broadcasting including: telemarketing, telephone slamming, improper taxes, obscene broadcasts, and broadcast interference.

Is it true that there is a petition pending to get rid of religious broadcasting?
No, it is not true. However, the rumor has been around since about 1975, and congressional offices are still hearing from citizens every month who are worried about this alleged petition. In addition, it is important to note that the FCC does not have the authority to prohibit television and radio stations from broadcasting religious programs. Here is a description of what the FCC does and its jurisdiction.

What are the decency rules governing broadcast and cable television?
It is a violation of federal law to air obscene programming at any time. It is also a violation of federal law to air indecent programming or profane language during certain hours.

Due to the privacy act of 1974, I need your signed written permission if you would like my help with a FCC problem. Please print out this authorization form and fax it to my district office at (614) 818-0887, or mail it to my district office at:

Congressman Patrick J. Tiberi
250 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 100
Worthington, Ohio 43085 

If you require immediate assistance with an FCC problem, call my district office at (614) 523-2555.