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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]

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...

FCC Approves First Power-At-A-Distance Wireless Charging System

12/26/2017, Right now one could argue that wireless charging isn’t really wireless, because while you might not need to plug your phone in, the fact that it needs to be placed physically on top of a wireless charging mat kind of negates the whole wireless point....

Nokia 9 Spotted At The FCC With 5.5-inch Display, 3,250mAh Battery

12/19/2017, While the Nokia 8 is supposed to be the flagship Nokia handset at the moment, we have been hearing rumors that HMD Global could also be working on another handset in the form of the Nokia 9 which has yet to be officially announced. In fact some are saying...

Nokia Phone With QWERTY Keyboard Spotted At The FCC

12/19/2017, These days when it comes to phones with physical QWERTY keyboards, it seems like BlackBerry/TCL is still the only company interested in churning out such handsets. However according to a report from NPU, it looks like Nokia/HMD Global could also be...

AT&T Promises Nothing Will Change If FCC Drops Net Neutrality Rules

12/03/2017, There has been a lot of debate going on recently regarding net neutrality, whose rules the FCC are planning to repeal. How this will play out still remains to be seen, but in the meantime AT&T wants to reassure their customers that should the rules be...

FCC Reportedly Planning Total Repeal Of Net Neutrality Rules

11/21/2017, The net neutrality regulations that the Federal Communications Commission adopted during the Obama era appear to be headed to the chopping block. According to the new report, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will soon reveal his plans to fellow commissioners about a...

Apple’s iPhone X Gets Approved By The FCC

10/05/2017, When the iPhone X was officially announced, it was as the rumors said and that Apple confirmed that the device would be released after the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that the iPhone X has only recently...

Google’s FCC Filing Hints At Upcoming Google Home Mini

09/20/2017, Just the other day we reported that thanks to a huge leak shared by Droid-Life, it seemed that Google has quite a few product announcements they will be making in the coming weeks. One of those leaks revealed that Google has a new Google Home speaker in...

Google Pixel 2 Details Revealed In FCC Filing

08/15/2017, There has been a bit of back and forth regarding who will be the one responsible for making the Google Pixel 2 handset. Some rumors are suggesting that HTC will continue to make the phones, while some have suggested LG. However thanks to a recent filing...

Galaxy Note 8 Granted FCC Certification

07/31/2017, Samsung has already confirmed when it’s going to unveil the Galaxy Note 8, its next flagship smartphone. It’s only a matter of time before we know for sure when the new handset is going to be released. It’s not at all surprising to see...