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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]

Blackberry 10 Device RFH121LW Spotted At The FCC

01/02/2013, A couple of days ago before the new year, we reported that a Blackberry 10 device with the model number RFF91LW was spotted at the FCC with AT&T’s LTE and GSM bands on board, and it looks like that will not be the only Blackberry 10 device that will...

FCC Filing Outs ZTE Wombat For T-Mobile

12/31/2012, The FCC is usually busy all-year round, but we’re sure they’re even more busy the closer we get to CES as they probably need to go through a ton of devices just before they’re officially announced during the biggest week in consumer...

BlackBerry 10 Device Hits The FCC

12/31/2012, At the end of January next month, we will be seeing at least one very cool new smartphone in the market, where you can say that it is RIM’s last stand where their Blackberry brand name is concerned. The BlackBerry 10 platform will be launched then, and...

FCC Eases Rules For Quicker In-Flight Internet Deployment

12/28/2012, As silly as it seems to use 20,000 pounds of potatoes to test wireless signals, there’s absolutely a good reason behind it and the FCC announced today new rules that will help get more potatoes into the seats of decommissioned planes. Actually,...

Pebble Watch Gets FCC Approval

12/27/2012, The Pebble watch, a Kickstarter funded project, has finally made its way over to the FCC, which means that it is well on its way to be released to the mass market very, very soon. Most consumer electronics devices that arrive at the FCC tend to follow...

Mysterious ASUS P1801-T Spotted At The FCC

12/27/2012, Thanks to a recent FCC filing, a certain ASUS P1801-T has been revealed. Unfortunately apart from the model number, not much else is known about the device but according to the folks at Engadget, they are speculating that this could be the ASUS...

Sonos Playbar Hits The FCC

12/26/2012, Hmmm, it does seem very likely that Sonos will soon introduce a soundbar to keep their collection of wireless speakers happy, having picked up the collective nod of approval from the FCC for their Playbar, where you can see the label right above. So far,...

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12/26/2012, If you’re looking for an Android phone where the version of Android has been left untouched, your best bet would be to get a Nexus device. However if you want something else, ZTE might have something for you in the form of the Grand X. The device has...

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12/24/2012, Would you like to work at the FCC? After all, that seems to be the place to be when it comes to picking up the latest and greatest gizmos for you to play around with. Well, the Parrot Asteroid Mini multimedia system for vehicles which was unveiled to the...

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12/23/2012, The folks over at the FCC do have a pretty fun task – they get to play around with the latest gadgets before they have been released, but of course, as anyone can tell you, the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side. After all, what...

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12/14/2012, Each smartphone range will need to have a flagship in order to best represent the company’s particular expertise in various departments that make up a smartphone – both software and hardware. Well, Sony Mobile does seem to be working on more than...

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