|Annual budget||US $388 million (FY 2016, requested)|
|Agency executive||Thomas Wheeler, Chairman|
It is very important to keep radio spectrum allocation independent of day-to-day political pressures. Traditionally even deregulatory Republicans conceded there needs to be some spectrum cop on the beat. But who is actually doing the policing? Shouldn't we have a free market for spectrum licensing in smaller markets where customers are getting screwed with no coverage?
FCC regulation is about disappointing people at a rate that they can endure.