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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]

Nintendo Submits New Left Joy-Con To The FCC

04/30/2018, When the Nintendo Switch first came out, many gamers were pretty happy with what they got. However there were quite a few reports of users experiencing connectivity issues with the left Joy-Con. It was speculated that the antenna design of the left...

Alleged Photos Of Gold iPhone X Revealed By The FCC

04/13/2018, The FCC is a regulatory body in which companies need to have their products and devices approved by them first if they want to sell it stateside. While presumably not by design, the FCC’s database also makes it so that products that have yet to be...

FCC Confirms Plan To Deter Carriers From Using Chinese Equipment

03/26/2018, It was reported last week that the FCC could propose a new plan to block federal subsidies for carriers that use network equipment from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE. FCC chairman Ajit Pai has sent out a statement today confirming the report....


FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into Effect April 23, 2018

02/23/2018, As many have heard by now, the FCC has repealed net neutrality rules which has been announced (via 9to5Mac) will be coming into effect starting on the 23rd of April, 2018. What this means is that from that date onwards, internet service providers and...

Officer Who Pushed False Hawaii Missile Alert Believed It Was Real

01/30/2018, Hawaii residents received a text alert a couple of weeks ago informing them about an incoming ballistic missile threat. It took almost half an hour for a clarification to be sent out that the alert was false and there was no danger. The FCC launched an...

New York Keeping Net Neutrality Rules As Well

01/24/2018, The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules but not all states are accepting the change in policy. After Montana’s governor signed an executive order yesterday to become the first state with its...

Sony Xperia Handset Spotted At The FCC, Hints At No 3.5mm Audio Jack

01/22/2018, We know that Sony is expected to be at MWC 2018 which kicks off in the later part of February. We also expect that the company will announce new handsets, and unfortunately it seems that Sony’s upcoming Xperia handsets could be following in a trend that...

Google Clips Passes Through The FCC, Launch Imminent

01/18/2018, Back in October 2017, Google launched a camera called Clips, but the company did not mention when the device will be released. However it seems that its launch could be imminent, thanks to a recent sighting at the FCC (via Variety; via 9to5Google\) which...

FCC Investigating False Hawaii Missile Alert

01/14/2018, Hawaii residents were taken aback yesterday when they received an emergency alert on their handsets informing them that a ballistic missile was headed for their shores. It took more than 30 minutes for a clarification to be sent out as there was no threat...

US Variant Of The Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ Spotted At The FCC

01/12/2018, Last year you might recall that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were spotted at the FCC. Those were the international variants, and now it appears that the US variants of the handset have since arrived at the FCC as well, sporting the model numbers SM-G960U...

Louis Vuitton Is Reportedly Making Its Own Luggage Tracker

01/11/2018, Louis Vuitton might be a brand that most of us might associate with luxury leather products, like handbags, wallets, belts, and so on. However in case you didn’t know, Louis Vuitton also makes their own series of luggages, and now it seems that in order...

Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Closer To Launch With FCC Certification

12/28/2017, There have been countless reports suggesting that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be launched a month earlier than their predecessors. Samsung is expected to announce the handsets at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in February. It will then release the...