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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]

Samsung SGH-i337 Hits The FCC

04/01/2013, Another day, another device arrives over at the FCC, and it definitely is cause to investigate further, and make a quick check on our respective bank account balances to make sure that we are able to afford whatever newfangled approved device in the...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Hits The FCC

03/27/2013, So, all of the dust and fanfare surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S4 has more or less settled, and you can be sure that this new flagship from the South Korean conglomerate is going to make quite a buzz for itself when it is finally ready to hit the market....

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Hits The FCC

03/25/2013, Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 device in the market to date is the Nokia Lumia 520, which is the moniker that it is called worldwide, but if you so happen to reside in the US of A and are a T-Mobile subscriber, then be prepared to pick it up as...

Wi-Fi Sony Xperia Tablet Z Pops Up At FCC

03/25/2013, Only a couple of days we reported that Sony had started taking Xperia Tablet Z preorders. It is going to be released in April, the company has promised that shipping will begin between 12-15. The Wi-Fi model offers 16GB and 32GB storage options. A 16GB...

LG E980 Stops By The FCC, Could Be The Optimus G Pro For AT&T

03/22/2013, If phablets are your kind of device, then devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG’s Optimus G Pro could be of interest to you .While the Galaxy Note 2 has been launched, the Optimus G Pro is expected to make its way into North American markets...

FCC Sees Samsung Galaxy S4

03/15/2013, Can you tell the signs of the times? For example, when the sky is dark and looks extremely threatening, what do you think of it? Surely it is going to pour, no? Well, in the tech world, you more or less get the equivalent whenever you see a device arrive...

AT&T Sony Xperia ZL Arrives At The FCC

03/15/2013, So, everyone knows that the next big thing in the smartphone world is the Samsung Galaxy S4 at this point in time, but does that mean other players are just going to keel over and give up? Obviously not! AT&T will be offering the Sony Xperia ZL to...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 3G Arrives At The FCC

03/13/2013, The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 which was revealed at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of last month, has finally seen the 3G light of day, as the 3G global version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has arrived at the...

FCC Approves T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger

03/12/2013, It looks as though those reports of T-Mobile possibly laying off over 100 people once it merges with MetroPCS is one step closer to become true as not only did the Department of Justice give the A-OK for the merger to occur, but today, the FCC also gave...

Nokia Lumia 520 Hits The FCC, With Photo

03/07/2013, It was not too long ago when we first spotted the Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 720 arrive at the FCC, and it seems that its less powerful sibling, the Nokia Lumia 520, has arrived at the FCC as well. Upon approval, that can only mean one thing (and...

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S3 LTE Model Hits The FCC

03/05/2013, I know that most of the world is looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event that is happening in New York City later this coming March 14th, but spare a thought for its soon-to-be outdated predecessor, the Galaxy S3....

Nokia Lumia 720 Hits The FCC

03/05/2013, Plenty of devices go through the hallowed doorway of the FCC each week, as these need to be tested under different conditions in order to make sure that they are fit and ready to be used among the general masses without any issues. Having said that, you...

FCC Chairman Vows To Investigate U.S. Cellphone Unlocking Ban

03/01/2013, On January 26, it was deemed illegal for those in the U.S. to unlock their cellphones to be used on any wireless carrier they choose, which resulted in a White House petition to be created, receiving over 100,000 signatures, meaning we should be hearing...

Sony Personal Content Station Hits The FCC

02/26/2013, The folks over at the FCC have recently taken a closer and more careful look at Sony’s Personal Content Station that was unveiled at CES earlier this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we are pleased to say that this piece of consumer electronics has gained...