What Does FCC Stand For?

In the United States, FCC stands for Federal Communications Commission. The Federal Communications Commission is a government agency spearheaded by five commissioners who have the responsibility of regulating domestic and international communication. They oversee communications via satellite, cable, wire transfer, radio and television.

The FCC commissioners are appointed by the president, and serve 5-year terms. Companies governed by the FCC must hold to the agency's rules and regulations, which can be found in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The FCC can and does fine television and broadcasting stations that violated the regulations, such as using inappropriate language or images in a broadcast.