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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Fed Up with the Poor Search Engine on FCC Website?
Google to the Rescue!

The search engine on the FCC website dates back to the early Hundt chairmanship in the last millenium. It was probably the best available at the time. It is woefully inadequate now, especially since FCC does little to index the massive material on its site. (Example: try to find the Skype petition on applying Part 68 concepts to cell phones. Next try to find an old annual report of FCC.)

An FCC friend sympathized with me on this issue and told me his trick: When you go to Google, select the "advanced search" option in the upper right corner of the search page. Then look or the "Domain" line in the left column. Enter www.fcc.gov in the box in the "Domain" line.

Alternatively in the Google search box enter:

xyz site:www.fcc.gov

if you are searching for information on the topic "xyz".

Voila, you will only get results from the FCC web site and you will see that Google does this much better than the ancient search engine built into the FCC web page.

FCC could add this to their web page as I have on my web page. But maybe they don't really care.

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