The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent U.S. government agency. It was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, telephone, wire, satellite and cable. Our jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. possessions. At the FCC, we’re committed to helping consumers by providing information, assisting with complaint mediation and establishing regulatory policy. We believe that consumers deserve clear, complete information to help them make the best choices in communications services. To learn more about consumer protection regulations and getting the best value from your telephone, television and Internet service, visit the For Consumers section of our new website. Consumers can also file informal complaints, learn about the complaint process and check their complaint status at our Consumer Help Center. We also provide information in large print, Braille and Spanish upon request.