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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself. The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission. The FCC took over wire communication regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FCC's mandated jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. The FCC also provides varied degrees of cooperation, oversight, and leadership for similar communications bodies in other countries of North America. The FCC is funded entirely by regulatory fees. It has an estimated fiscal-2011 budget of US$335.8 million and a proposed fiscal-2012 budget of $354.2 million. It has 1,898 federal employees. [Wikipedia]

HTC’s Nexus Handsets Seemingly Confirmed In FCC Filing

08/15/2016, By now the general consensus seems to be that HTC will be making this year’s Nexus handsets. It also appears that Google will be keeping to last year’s pattern by offering up two handsets, although in this case it seems that HTC will be making both of...

Google Could Be Working On High-Speed Wireless Internet Service

08/11/2016, Google Fiber – the company’s gigabit internet service – is gradually being rolled out in more cities across the country and it appears that the company is now looking towards the wireless medium to expand high-speed internet. A new FCC...

Fossil Could Have A New Smartwatch In The Works

08/08/2016, Fossil is a company some of you guys might associate with leather goods such as handbags, backpacks, bracelets, and so on. However the company is also known for their watches, and more recently in 2015, the company also dived into the smartwatch scene...

Comcast Wants You To Pay More For Privacy

08/04/2016, One of the largest providers of broadband internet in the United States is of the opinion that customers who want more privacy should pay more money. It informed the FCC that it should be allowed to charge more if users demand more privacy. In its filing...

BlackBerry Hamburg Spotted At The FCC

07/21/2016, Word on the street has it that BlackBerry is working on at least one device called the Hamburg. We’ve seen photos of the handset in leaks, and it looks like it could be getting ready for a launch soon as it has been spotted at the FCC, indicating that...

Moto E3 Spotted At The FCC, Could Launch Stateside In September

07/20/2016, Several days ago, the Moto E3 was launched in the UK without much fanfare. It is the lowest-specced phone out of the Moto lineup which we guess did not exactly warranty much celebration or its own event. However for customers in the US looking for a...

Nexus Player With Refreshed Hardware Spotted At The FCC

06/03/2016, A couple of weeks ago, we reported that the Nexus Player disappeared from the Google Store suggesting that maybe Google was done with the device. We have seen Google abandon certain hardware products in the past, like the ill-fated Nexus Q and the Nexus 9...

OnePlus 3 Gets FCC Certification

05/29/2016, Some of the biggest smartphone manufacturers have already unveiled their flagship smartphones for 2016 so now it’s time for OnePlus to show off its latest “flagship killer.” That’s what the company has been calling its...

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule Out Of Stock At Apple Stores

05/27/2016, If you were thinking about picking up either the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule from Apple, you might be out of luck because according to a report from MacRumors, it seems that Apple’s stores in the US are no longer stocking the devices. Apparently...

Samsung Galaxy J2 Gains FCC Certification

05/16/2016, When it comes to new consumer electronics devices being released in the US, those will first need to jump through a few hoops and hurdles that are presented by the FCC before gaining the proper certification. It is, after all, for the safety of the...

New NVIDIA Shield Tablet Spotted

05/12/2016, It appears that NVIDIA might have a new Shield tablet in the pipeline because one seems to have been spotted in the company’s recent FCC filings, these filings often give us a glimpse of upcoming devices so it’s not at all surprising to see...

HTC 10 Gains FCC Approval

04/01/2016, HTC has certainly fallen behind their rivals when it comes to rolling out the next generation of flagship smartphones, and they have been more or less playing catch up for quite some time already. Hopefully, fans of HTC will not be disappointed when the...

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro To Sport Removable Battery

03/08/2016, Samsung might be having a field day with their red hot Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones being snapped up like hot cakes in pre-orders, not to mention a Buy 1, Get 1 Deal from T-Mobile, but this does not mean that the South Korean conglomerate...

Verizon Fined $1.35 Million By The FCC

03/07/2016, Verizon Wireless has just been slapped with a $1.35 million by the Federal Communications Commission (better known as the FCC) earlier today over a “hidden tracking” issue, where this settlement concerns the implementation and use of...