According to the Commission, the switchover to the new site will begin Wednesday evening, December 9th at 8:00pm (EST) and conclude four hours later, at 12:00am (midnight) December 10th.
The FCC says that the redesigned website is based on extensive user research to provide increased functionality and improved navigability and searchability. The website has also been optimized to work with tablet and mobile device browsers, improving the experience for visitors regardless of their chosen platform. At the same time, the Commission says it has worked to ensure that all web addresses that users might have saved or bookmarked will automatically redirect visitors to the relevant content.
While the FCC expects a smooth transition to the new website, it encourages users to send feedback on any issues or problems they encounter in using the new website.