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The Federal Communications Commission has overhauled its website—the first major update in 10 years—to provide a "more intuitive user experience" and take advantage of Web 2.0 technologies, according to a commission announcement.

The new site is intended to simplify use of the site by consumers, government, public safety agencies and the business community. The new site is available at and also linked from the commission's existing home page.

The FCC's new media team will continue updating the beta site throughout 2011 with the help of public input through features on the new site and the agency's social media outlets, the announcement said.

FCC managing director Steven VanRoekel oversaw the technical development for the new