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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 Approves Of Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0

01/19/2016, Huawei, the third largest smartphone vendor in the world, is all set to ensure that everything is in place for the U.S. launch of its upcoming Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0, having obtained clearance by the FCC. In other words, it is only a matter of time...

Galaxy S7 LED Covers Spotted At The FCC

01/19/2016, The rumors are saying that in February, we can expect Samsung to officially announce the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its variants. How true are those claims? It’s really anyone’s guess, but in the meantime it looks like some evidence has surfaced to suggest...

Lumia 650 Makes Its Way Through The FCC

01/08/2016, The Lumia 650 is a low-end Windows 10 Mobile handset that we have been hearing for some time now, although it was only recently that Microsoft’s CMO sort of confirmed it when he suggested that they had not decided on when to release the phone. However...

T-Mobile Denies Throttling YouTube

12/30/2015, Last week, YouTube made a statement in which they basically accused T-Mobile of throttling their bandwidth. However according to a report from DSL Reports, T-Mobile claims that is not the case and in a statement they gave, “Using the term...

HTC Vive Passes Through The FCC

12/27/2015, The HTC Vive virtual reality headset has been set for a release in April 2016 and it looks like it is well on its way. This is thanks to a recent sighting at the FCC in which the device was spotted. For those unfamiliar, FCC approval is required if...

Samsung Galaxy A9 Gains FCC Approval

12/17/2015, Whenever a particular handset is about to roll out, you can be sure that there there will be plenty of rumors and buzz that surrounds it – and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9 would also fall under a similar category. We’ve seen it leaked in a...

FCC Defends Net Neutrality Rules Before U.S. Appeals Court

12/07/2015, Arguments were heard by a U.S. appeals court today pertaining to the matter of FCC’s net neutrality rules, those who are against it have called for the rules to be declared illegal, and hence the arguments on the very legality of these rules. The...

Huawei Honor Play 5X Drops By The FCC

11/24/2015, Whenever a particular device drops by the FCC, you more or less know that it is being prepped up for a release in due time, and more often than not, it would be sooner rather than later. The Huawei Honor Play 5X has been spotted over at the FCC, which...

T-Mobile’s Binge On Praised As Highly Innovative By The FCC

11/19/2015, Last week T-Mobile announced a new service they would be offering called Binge On. Basically Binge On allows T-Mobile subscribers to watch and stream video from their mobile devices without it eating into their data plan. Considering how much data videos...

Garmin Vivohub 2 Could Be An Android Streaming Stick For Your TV

11/18/2015, Garmin is a company that most people would associate with navigational devices. However in the recent years, the company has expanded their offerings to include wearable health-related products, and now it looks like they could be expanding even further...

FCC Clarifies That It Is Legal To Hack Your Own Router

11/15/2015, When the term “hack” is used, sometimes it carries negative connotations which is why sometimes when you think about hacking your own phone, computer, or a piece of hardware you own, one has to wonder about the legalities of such an act. Now for those...

FCC Not Forcing Websites To Enforce “Do Not Track”

11/08/2015, Everyone values their privacy, that’s for sure, which is why there are features such as “Do Not Track” built into browsers. This basically supposedly prevents websites from being able to track your activities, a great feature if you’d rather not...