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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]

Microsoft Works On A Miracast Dongle, Passes The FCC

08/21/2014, To say that Microsoft has been supporting Miracast for some time now is an understatement, as Miracast technology enables one to share content without the need for any wires between a pair of devices. In order to assist Microsoft’s quest for a...

HTC Smartphone With Sprint Frequencies Spotted On The FCC

08/21/2014, The FCC is one particular “loophole” that upcoming consumer electronics devices ought to go through before they are approved for commercial release. However, do take note that not all devices that gain FCC approval will eventually end up on the open...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Spotted At The FCC

08/12/2014, Whenever a particular device makes an appearance over at the FCC, it goes without saying that said device is being primed for a general release in the market, although this does not seem to be the case 100% of the time, but the success rate is pretty...

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Visits The FCC

08/12/2014, It was slightly more than a couple of weeks ago that we brought you word on how the Sony Xperia Z3 has arrived at the FCC, and while that is not a promise that the smartphone will eventually hit the market, it is one step closer to reality. What about the...

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Spotted At The FCC

08/07/2014, The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a smartphone that is “there but not quite there” just yet, is back in front of the headlines once again by appearing on the FCC, or so we think in the form of the SM-G850F, picking up approval along the way. The FCC documents...

ASUS K007 Tablet With Intel’s Moorefield Spotted At The FCC

08/05/2014, It is safe to say that despite Intel’s best efforts at trying to break into the mobile industry, they’re not making as much headway compared to companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, MediaTek, and etc., all of whom rely on ARM’s architecture...

Verizon Responds To The FCC Chairman’s Concerns

08/04/2014, It wasn’t too long ago that Verizon announced that they would begin to throttle the internet speeds of their heaviest data users during peak periods. According to Verizon, they claim that this is for network optimization. While we can only assume that...

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...