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Wireless Telecommunications Bureau


About the WTB

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) handles all FCC domestic wireless telecommunications programs and policies, except those involving public safety, satellite communications or broadcasting, including licensing, enforcement, and regulatory functions. Wireless communications services include cellular telephone, paging, personal communications services, and other commercial and private radio services. The Bureau also is responsible for implementing the competitive bidding authority for spectrum auctions, given to the Commission by the 1993 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.

WTB Structure

WTB Organizational Chart (pdf)

Office of the Bureau Chief

» Ruth Milkman, Bureau Chief
» (202) 418-0600

Management and Resources Staff (MRS)

» Stephen Ebner, Associate Bureau Chief for Management
» (202) 418-0600
The Management and Resources Staff is responsible for advising and assisting the Bureau Chief, Bureau management and employees in all administrative, human resources, logistics, budget, and information collection programs.

Auctions & Spectrum Access Division (ASAD)

» Margaret Wiener, Division Chief
» (202) 418-0660 | send a message
Fulfills the Commission's obligation to provide access to spectrum through a fair and transparent competitive bidding process that meets statutory objectives.

Broadband Division (BD)

» Blaise Scinto, Division Chief
» (202) 418-BITS (2487) | send a message
Facilitates rapid, widespread deployment of wireless broadband services.

Mobility Division (MD)

» Roger Noel, Division Chief
» (202) 418-0600 | send a message
Promotes competitive and innovative mobile radio services and maximizes access to and efficient use of radio spectrum utilized for mobile services and applications while minimizing regulatory burden.

Spectrum & Competition Policy Division (SCPD)

» Nese Guendelsberger, Division Chief
» (202) 418-1310 | send a message
The Spectrum and Competition Policy Division is responsible for formulating and implementing spectrum, competition, and infrastructure policies that promote access to and efficient use of radio spectrum for wireless communications and encourage competition in the telecommunications marketplace.

Technologies, Systems, and Innovation Division

» Mary Bucher, Division Chief
» (202) 418-0600 | send a message
Manages the Bureau's information technology (IT) and outreach programs.


  1. Foster competition among different services.
  2. Promote universal service, public safety, and service to individuals with disabilities.
  3. Maximize efficient use of spectrum.
  4. Develop a framework for analyzing market conditions for wireless services.
  5. Minimize regulation where appropriate.
  6. Facilitate innovative service and product offerings, particularly by small businesses and new entrants.
  7. Serve WTB customers efficiently (including improving licensing, eliminating backlogs, disseminating information and making staff accessible).
  8. Enhance consumer outreach and protection; improve enforcement process.
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