United Stated Federal Communications Commission API provides access to information about licenses, consumer broadband speed and other data related to communications. The API is made of a suite of services using RESTful protocol and returning responses in XML, JSON and JSONP.
The Consumer Broadband Test API lets users lookup data on the number of tests, average user download/upload speeds, and more
The Census Block Conversions API lets users look up census block numbers based on latitude/longitude pairs.
The FRN Conversions API lets users learn more company information about broadband providers, which often change from state to state.
The License View API provides information on over 3 million FCC issued licenses for use of the nation's airwaves and other purposes.
The Spectrum Dashboard APIs let users search spectrum band allocation and who owns licenses within the 225 MHz to 3700 MHz frequency range in the United States.
The FCC is leading by example with its beta release of the FCC.gov website on Monday. In this latest version of the site, the FCC has worked hard to follow Web 2.0 principles, most notably building the entire website on top of RESTful APIs. “Everything should be an API”, FCC managing director Steve Van Roekel said during the press briefing, according to O'Reilly's report.
The United States Federal Communications Commission is calling on web developers to help push the agency forward. The FCC Chairman spoke at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington D.C., as the organization announced four new RESTful APIs and a new website aimed at fostering a developer community around FCC data and services. It’s a first step that hinges on how the FCC can incorporate input from developers and create self-sustaining value.