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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]

Sprint Could Face $105 Million Fine By The FCC Over Bill Cramming

12/16/2014, When you sign up for a contract or a plan at a carrier, they tell you that you have to pay X amount, but when your bill arrives, it’s more than that. You try to study the bill but it’s full of numbers, codes, and basically it’s too long and...

Toshiba Wearable Fitness Tracker Spotted At The FCC

12/14/2014, Toshiba might have rolled out a wireless hard drive as well as an enterprise class tablet, but this does not mean that the company is not involved in other kinds of consumer electronics. In fact, we have spotted this unique wearable fitness tracker that...

New Asus Ultrabook Spotted At The FCC

11/26/2014, Before a particular piece of consumer electronics device were to hit the market, it will first need to go through the good graces of the FCC. Well, spotting a particular device over at the FCC is more often than not the mark that said device is set to...

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Arrives At The FCC

11/25/2014, The FCC is more often than not the last hurdle before a piece of consumer electronics device is rolled out to the market. Having said that, the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet that runs on the Android mobile operating system alongside an Intel Atom...

Samsung SM-G360P Hits The FCC

11/25/2014, Samsung must have a secret lab somewhere out there that has tasked their workers with coming up with a bunch of smartphone designs every single day. Otherwise, how else can you explain the slew of smartphones from the South Korean consumer electronics...

HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 Arrives At The FCC

11/17/2014, When it comes to the world of tablets, there are dime a dozen models for one to choose from. In fact, it can be quite a selection headache if you do not have an idea on what you are looking for. Having said that, with each piece of consumer electronics...

Ematic EWT716 Hits The FCC

11/16/2014, Ematic is a name that some of us might be familiar with, especially when one deals with plenty of hugely affordable Android-powered tablets. Well, it does look as though the company is heading into a slightly different direction – they are about to...

Galaxy Note Edge FCC Sighting Hints At US Cellular Launch

11/11/2014, When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note Edge, they also revealed that the device was more of a proof-of-concept and that it would be a limited device. We’re guessing Samsung was just testing the waters and didn’t think that many customers would be...

New Net Neutrality Rules Pushed To 2015

11/11/2014, As the Federal Communications Commission goes about drafting new rules for an open internet the date over net neutrality continues to heat up. There are big supporters on either side but yesterday those who are for net neutrality received the support of...

President Obama Urges FCC To Protect Net Neutrality

11/10/2014, Net neutrality has a new supporter who happens to be the most powerful man on the planet. President Obama has come out in support of net neutrality and has urged the FCC to reclassify internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, because...

Beats Solo2 Headphones With Bluetooth Spotted At The FCC

11/07/2014, With Apple owning Beats now, does that mean that future Beats headphones will be released with Apple’s brand on it? Well according to a recent FCC filing as spotted by the folks at 9to5Mac, it certainly does seem to be that case. According to 9to5Mac,...

Toshiba Portégé Z20t Gains FCC Approval

11/07/2014, Toshiba does churn out solid mobile computing devices, what with their collection of smartphones in Japan, not to mention their venerable line of notebooks. Having said that, last year saw the release of a decent 2-in-1 Windows tablet that sports an...