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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]

Withings Activité Hits The FCC

09/30/2014, Withings does have its fair share of wearable devices, and this time around, the Withings Activité wearable device has appeared over at the FCC – which means it ought to be well on its way to the market in due time. After all, we have already seen...

LG Smartwatch For Verizon With SIM Capabilities Spotted At The FCC

09/26/2014, So we know that LG has their own wearable in the form of the LG G Watch. Now there were earlier rumors that suggested that LG could be working on a variant with SIM card capabilities and that it might be headed for Verizon. Well if you like the idea of a...

Vertu Aster Spotted At TENAA And The FCC

09/25/2014, While smartphones are aplenty, luxury smartphones on the other hand are not so common. Usually such devices tend to sport relatively mediocre hardware specs but instead focus more on its build materials such as diamonds, gold, rubies, high quality leather...

Acer Iconia One 8 Hits The FCC

09/24/2014, When it comes to tablets, there are dime a dozen models out there in the market, which makes life all the more challenging when it comes to making a purchase decision, especially when you are operating on an extremely limited budget. Having said that,...

LG VS810PP Spotted At The FCC Bound For Verizon

09/23/2014, Could LG be working on a new handset bound for Verizon? Well if the recent approval from the FCC is any indication, it looks like that is the case. A device which goes by the model number LG-VS810PP has made its way past the FCC and with the “VS” in...

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 Stops By The FCC

09/11/2014, Come September 17th, BlackBerry is expected to take the wraps off the Porsche Design P’9983 BlackBerry smartphone. The Canadian company has worked multiple times with Porsche in the past so this collaboration hardly comes as a surprise. That being said,...

Mysterious 7-Inch Tablet Arrives At The FCC

09/08/2014, It looks as though there is a new and unannounced 7” that has started to make the rounds on news pages, considering how it has just picked up FCC approval along the way. Sporting the model number NX74751, so far there has been speculation that this...

Verizon & FCC Agree Upon $7.4m Fine For Customer Privacy Violation

09/03/2014, It seems that back in 2006, Verizon might have used information they had on their customers to create targeted marketing campaigns without informing them of their right to opt out from these campaigns. However it seems that it was only in 2013 that the...

NVIDIA Shield Gaming Tablet With 4G LTE Arrives On The FCC

08/29/2014, Folks over at the FCC have one pretty interesting aspect about their job – they are able to play with all of the latest devices before it even hits the market, just to make sure that nothing is amiss for the masses. However, when you are faced with...

T-Mobile’s $819,000 Fine By The FCC Has Been Finalized

08/27/2014, Most of us probably take our hearing for granted. We buy new smartphones, headphones, and subscribe to music streaming services without giving it much thought, but when you are hearing impaired, suddenly you have fewer options that you would like. Now a...

ECS TC69CA1 Tablet Spotted At The FCC

08/22/2014, Have you heard of ECS before? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might be pleased to hear that the ECS TC69CA1 has already been spotted over at the FCC, which means the tablet’s nod of approval would most probably translate to a...

Microsoft Works On A Miracast Dongle, Passes The FCC

08/21/2014, To say that Microsoft has been supporting Miracast for some time now is an understatement, as Miracast technology enables one to share content without the need for any wires between a pair of devices. In order to assist Microsoft’s quest for a...

HTC Smartphone With Sprint Frequencies Spotted On The FCC

08/21/2014, The FCC is one particular “loophole” that upcoming consumer electronics devices ought to go through before they are approved for commercial release. However, do take note that not all devices that gain FCC approval will eventually end up on the open...