The FCC has yet to develop a model of generating information and insights that can inform its policy-making agenda. This Part outlines how the agency could seek to obtain better information, elicit more effective public input, and, finally, enlist the public to play a more constructive role in the agency’s work. First, it highlights the importance of commissioning and publishing research that underlies its conclusions. Second, it calls for a more effective partnership with other resources that can provide valuable analysis and insight. Third, it makes the case for a more self-conscious strategy for developing sources of data. Finally, it explains that there are a number of strategies the agency could use to involve the public in its decisionmaking.