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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]

AT&T Wants FCC To Drop $100 Million Fine For Data Throttling

07/28/2015, Back in June, the FCC slapped US carrier AT&T with an eye-watering $100 million fine for allegedly misleading customers about giving them unlimited data. Safe to say this $100 million fine is a huge amount and it looks like AT&T is not too pleased...

Possible Next-Gen Moto 360 Makes Its Way Through The FCC

07/28/2015, When the Moto 360 was first announced, it made waves namely because unlike the other smartwatches out there, it was round and had a more traditional design that was decidedly less geeky. Of course since then many manufacturers have followed in...

FCC Approves AT&T’s Acquisition Of DirecTV

07/24/2015, Last year AT&T announced that they would be acquiring DirecTV, but obviously a simple announcement like that wasn’t going to cut it. The deal would naturally have to be subjected to regulatory approval while they check for potential antitrust...

BlackBerry Dallas Makes Its Way To The FCC

07/24/2015, The BlackBerry Dallas is an upcoming BlackBerry handset that we have been hearing about for a while now. The handset was recently certified in Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and if you’re wondering when the handset...

FCC Certifies Galaxy Note 5 And Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

07/16/2015, We are a few weeks away until it’s time for Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 5, it was reported yesterday that the company is going to unveil its new flagship in August rather than go with its tradition of launching new Note handsets in September...

GG1 Could Be New Google Glass

07/06/2015, While the idea of wearing a pair of Google Glass is certainly cool, it did not manage to take off in a big way, and had its Explorer program shut down earlier this year as well. Perhaps there is time to regroup and rethink on how to make things better,...

Mystery Motorola Device Pays A Visit To The FCC

07/06/2015, The folks over at Motorola happen to be working on the quiet on a bunch of smartphones, or so it seems. After all, one of such rumored handsets have snuck into the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US in order to go through the certification...

FCC Wants To Subsidize Broadband For Low-Income Households

06/18/2015, There are many of us who probably take our internet at home and on our phones for granted simply because we can afford to pay for them. However there are just as many out there who are scraping by on minimum wage and who prioritize their money on more...

Sprint Halts Data Throttling Following FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

06/18/2015, Is unlimited data offered by carriers truly unlimited? Or is it unlimted to a certain extent, after which you will be throttled for using too much? Unfortunately AT&T recently found out the hard way that advertising unlimited means that you truly need...

FCC Urges Smartphone OEMs To Adopt Anti-Theft Technologies

06/12/2015, Over the years we have seen an improvement in mobile security especially when it comes to smartphone theft. Companies like Apple and Google have made it so that it is harder for thieves to access your data which in turn will deter them. They have also...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Seen In The FCC

06/08/2015, It was in April this year that we did make mention on how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 could very well be the South Korean conglomerate’s thinnest tablet to date. Having said that, here is news on an upcoming model from the same mould – that is, the...

1TB Sony PlayStation 4 Appears To Be In The Works

06/02/2015, In case the 500GB of storage on your Sony PlayStation 4 wasn’t enough for you, you will be pleased to learn that Sony appears to have a 1TB model in the works. This was recently discovered thanks to FCC filings which reveals that Sony has two new...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Spotted At The FCC

05/13/2015, Just yesterday we reported that according to a leaked image, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was finally revealed and based on its design which shows off its ruggedness, it certainly looks pretty believable. Now for those looking to get their hands on the...

Comcast Reportedly Gives Up On Time Warner Acquisition

04/23/2015, It has been over a year since Comcast announced its intention to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. The announcement gave rise to serious concerns about competition in the cable business and many believed that federal regulators wouldn’t...