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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]

Possible Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Hits The FCC

07/24/2014, When it comes to sequels for smartphones it seems as though this is a trend that does not look like it is going to stop anytime soon. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy series is now in its 5th iteration, alongside the iPhone, but what about the Samsung Galaxy...

Sony Xperia Z3 Drops By The FCC

07/24/2014, The upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 which has seen its fair share of rumors in the past, has just dropped by the FCC where it has managed to pick up the relevant certification, and that more or less signals the readiness of the smartphone to roll out in the near...

Hisense Sero 7+ Tablet Spotted At The FCC

07/21/2014, When you think of tablets, you might think of Google’s range of Nexus devices, you might think of Amazon, you might think of Apple, you might think of Samsung, but how many of you guys would actually think of Hisense? Well maybe it’s time you should,...

Sony Xperia Z3 (D6603) Spotted At The FCC

07/16/2014, Based on Sony’s release schedule, there is a good chance that later this year we might be able to hear from Sony regarding a new flagship handset in the form of the Xperia Z3. Now we have seen alleged leaked photos but if you were looking for more...

US Government To Test Spectrum Sharing Via Experimental Cities

07/14/2014, When carriers announce that they are planning to merge with one another, one of the reasons for the merger would be to combine the spectrum of both carriers, thus giving the merged company a lot more spectrum to work with, which in turn would allow them...

First-party Apple iBeacon Hardware Spotted At The FCC

07/13/2014, Last week we reported that according to an analytics firm, they predicted that Apple would ship about 60 million iBeacon devices by 2019. However they note that due to the fact that Apple does not actually make the iBeacon devices themselves, the overall...

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Spotted At FCC

07/10/2014, It was earlier in February this year that the Sony Xperia M2 was announced, and that particular smartphone planted itself firmly within the realms of the mid-range market, delivering 4.8” of viewing goodness alongside LTE connectivity. It does look as...

AT&T’s LG G3 Bea/G3 Mini Gains FCC Approval

07/04/2014, The LG G3 Beat, also known by certain quarters as the LG G3 Mini, seems to be headed for AT&T in due time after picking up the nod of approval from the folks over at the FCC. So far, the listings are shown in the extended part of the post, and...

T-Mobile To Double Down On Premium SMS Refund Efforts

07/03/2014, We’re sure many of you guys have heard the news earlier this week, where the FCC alleged that T-Mobile had made “millions” by charging customers bogus items to their bill. Naturally T-Mobile wasn’t too pleased by the accusation, but regardless of...

Sony FreFlow Paid FCC A Visit, Could Be Reality Soon

06/27/2014, For those of you out there who do not remember the FreFlow from Sony, here is a little bit of a history lesson. The Sony FreFlow happens to be synchronized glow pens that will most probably find its place in a concert, especially when it is dark all...

FCC Proposes $1 Billion A Year To Bring WiFi To All Schools

06/20/2014, There are some schools that are lucky and have the necessary budget to provide WiFi throughout the entire school, thus allowing students, staff, and faculty to access the internet effortlessly. Unfortunately the opposite is also true, where some schools...

Google Fiber TV Box Variant Spotted In FCC Filing

06/18/2014, It does seem as though one of the newer FCC filings out there has dropped clues concerning an upgraded variant of the Google Fiber TV box. As anyone can tell by the name alone, this particular Google Fiber TV box will be limited in its availability,...

NVIDIA P1761W “Tablet” Appears On FCC

06/17/2014, The folks over at NVIDIA do seem as though they are working on a new next-generation tablet, where such a device has already made its way to the FCC for approval. This yet to be announced device carries the model number NVIDIA P1761W, but other than that,...