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  1. Auto-reporting phishing calls from smart phones.

    The FCC is failing to stop millions of phishing calls directing people to web sites that collect sensitive login data illegally. Just happened again today with the site www.myattworld.com.

    So, my idea is that the FCC create an API that cell phone carriers (and other app writers) can access, that allows carriers to create simple buttons for their users on smartphones. This button would allow upset users to report phishing calls to the FCC containing the date, time, calling number, etc in near-real time.

    Then these reports to the FCC would be sorted, analyzed, then acted on automatically, so…

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  2. API-level access to submit and read complaints made to FCC

    I would like to be able to auto-submit complaints to the FCC about robo call and telemarketer complaints from my customers.

    Additionally, I'd like the ability to query the FCC complaints list to see:
    1. Do any of the phone numbers possibly belong to me (the service provider).
    2. Are there patterns that I (the service provider) can use to train my systems with.

    6 votes
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  3. Help, I've fallen so don't exploit me!

    Is there a public service that routes the push of an emergency button to the cell phones of family / neighbors instead of to a paid service?

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  4. API interface to TOWAIR

    The ability to return the LAT/LON and height information and return an XML or JSON response of the Towair details (including full airport information and whether registration is required or not). Current TOWAIR won't even accept data passed to it to render a result.

    3 votes
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  5. API access to ULS database?

    I was hoping to use the ULS database information in order to map the locations of local amateur radio operators (at least from their license information). I'm sure that others could use more information from the ULS so a general API to allow scoped search and retrieval would be much apprciated.

    29 votes
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  6. API to allow registration of a FRN number

    We could use this in our paperwork application (examtools.org) to get the user an FRN number so that we don't have to store the SSN in our database. Also, this allows us to watch for their callsign to be issued automatically.

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  7. Carrier OCN

    Please provide each carrier's OCN (when it exists) in the FCC Form 499 Filer Database.

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  8. TV Broadcast Station API

    Create an API with JSON responses for your TV Broadcast Database. Offer the same parameters as the "TV Query Broadcast Station Search" but return the results in a easily computer readable format.

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  9. LATA lookup from lat/lon

    Just like the census block lookup API which returns census block given a latitude and longitude coordinate, provide a lookup API that returns LATA for a given latitude and longitude.

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  10. Broadband availability by phone number or address

    It would be very helpful to have an aggregate source of broadband availability by phone number (or address) to determine if broadband can be provisioned. It would also be beneficial if this lookup included the maximum broadband speed available on the phone line.

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  11. CDBS API

    CDBS API

    Provide an full API to the CDBS data. Given a call sign, I should be able to have engineering data, ownership information, call sign history, etc returned. An API would be a great adjunct to increasing documentation for the download of CDBS data.

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  12. Documentation to the Equiptment Authorization API

    Better documentation of the Equiptment Authorization API... And just about everything. Full data can only be found many wasteful HTTP calls as is documented via the source, but without proper documentation, it's impossible to find search restrictions.

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  13. Internet and cell phone usage

    Have the ability to run reports by county on cell phone and internet usage.

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  14. F(50,50) calculus

    a web service with the fm calculus of f(50,50)

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  15. Coverage Area Data

    I would like to call an API by providing a callsign, and get a list of all the zipcodes that are reached by that stations broadcast signal. The zipcodes that are returned should have at least 90% strong signal coverage.

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  16. FRN validation

    Via web services api created to identify FRN(s) for given licensee. Should be able to send FRN or licensee name
    receive back from FCC FRN and licensee name

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  17. API to return Census Data

    API to return Census Data for Lat/Long at the block tract county state level or national level. Different call parameters in the API to display different levels of detail/certain data.

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  18. Antenna Reception

    I would like to be able to call your ota antenna reception database with coordinates, or additionally, and address/city and receive reception from the local ota stations, with details about those locations (location etc.).

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  19. Equipment Authorizations

    Daily OET Equipment Authorizations should be available in different media including RSS feeds, and should distinguish between new grants and other actions.

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