FCC launches new website

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the beta release of its newly overhauled website, the first major revision in over a decade.

The overhaul is intended to improve and simplify the Commission’s website experience for consumers, government, public safety agencies and the business community.  The website includes a number of new features, including agency blogs, multimedia and links to social media outlets.

According to the Commission, the new website is based on an open-source, cloud-hosted, scalable architecture that makes it more user-friendly while enabling more efficient and cost-effective updating and revisions in the future.

The beta version of the FCC’s overhauled website is available at http://beta.fcc.gov.  The Commission says that it expects to make revisions to the beta site through the remainder of 2011 in response to comments and suggestions from the public.

Readers can obtain regular updates and information on the new website by following Steven Van Roekel, the FCC’s Managing Director, on Twitter at @stevenvfcc.