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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’s New Rules Might Ban Modification Of Router Firmware

09/02/2015, There always exists a community of modders and tinkerers who like to get more out of their electronic devices, the community creates softwares and applications to suit their needs much of which is widely distributed for free. For example, Android users...

Another Company Hit With FCC Fine For Blocking WiFi Hotspots

08/18/2015, Hotels generally charge a lot to use their WiFi which for the most part tends to be incredibly slow to begin with, which is why sometimes some hotel guests prefer to tether their phones to their computers since this is usually cheaper and faster. After...

Mysterious LG Smartwatch Spotted At The FCC

08/17/2015, Unlike companies such as Samsung who has a bevy of smartwatches, LG does not have that many smartwatches to their name, with their more recent wearable being the LG Watch Urbane.  That being said, there seems to be a good chance we might hear more about...

HP 10 G2 Android Tablet Spotted At The FCC And Bluetooth SIG

08/13/2015, When you think of Android tablets, you might think of brands such as Samsung who is probably one of the more prominent Android tablet manufacturers around. However you might recall that despite their failure with the HP TouchPad, HP has not given up on...

Mysterious HTC Handset For Verizon Stops By The FCC

08/07/2015, If you’re in the market for a new HTC handset, you might be interested to learn that a potentially new HTC smartphone has recently made its way to the FCC. The FCC sighting basically confirms that HTC wants the device approved for possible sale in the...

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...