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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]

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...

Samsung Godiva Spotted At The FCC

02/26/2013, Mention “Godiva”, and the first thing which comes into my mind would be those fine Belgian chocolates that are simply divine. Samsung, however, has a very different idea when it comes to the name “Godiva”, and the South Korean conglomerate has...

Nokia Lumia 520 Hits The FCC

02/26/2013, So, Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia still has some tricks up their sleeves, constantly maintaining a careful balance between a high end model, the mid-range market, while ensuring that the entry level segment as well as emerging countries will also be...

BlackBerry Z10 Hits The FCC

02/25/2013, The BlackBerry Z10 will be arriving over at AT&T in due time, which is why the model for that particular carrier has already paid a visit to the folks over at the FCC. Well, it seems that another BlackBerry Z10 has arrived at the FCC too, but this...

Verizon Pantech Perception Hits The FCC

02/21/2013, Pantech introduced their first smartphone that has an HD touchscreen in the US just last month, in the form of the Pantech Discover for AT&T. Well, it seems that the smartphone company intends to gain a larger footprint in the lower-midrange handset...

Huawei Ascend W1 Gets FCC Approval

02/20/2013, Huawei’s first attempt at rolling out a Windows Phone 8 smartphone to the masses appears in the form of the Huawei Ascend W1, where it debuted at CES 2013 earlier this year. Thing is, the Huawei Ascend W1 is not equipped to function like a high end...

Sony Xperia E Arrives At The FCC

02/05/2013, The Sony Xperia E has hit the FCC in recent times, and somehow or rather, we missed out on this entry level smartphone, but you know what they say – better late than never! This smartphone is said to retail for approximately £138 as an unlocked...

Mobile Carriers To Oppose Free Super Wi-Fi Network

02/05/2013, Remember yesterday’s story about how the FCC has put up a proposal to create a Super Wi-Fi network that will be free for the masses to use, not to mention having far extended ranges that would put your regular 802.11n Wi-Fi network to shame? Well, it...

Google Glass Shows Up At The FCC

01/31/2013, After Google’s elusive Project Glass made a cameo appearance at a subway in New York last week, the augmented reality device was spotted today at the FCC, possibly hinting an imminent release. But first things first, it’s worth noting that...

Nikon Coolpix S5200 Picks Up FCC Approval

01/29/2013, The folks over at Nikon sure were busy earlier this morning with a slew of digital cameras being announced for the masses, where two of them came with DSLR lenses for the avid shutterbug. Apart from that, the new range of revealed digital cameras will...

LG VS870 Arrives At The FCC

01/22/2013, Well, what do we have here? It was sometime in the late summer of 2012 when AT&T revealed that they brought out the LG Escape late last summer as a low-cost Android powered smartphone, sporting a better battery than usual and performance that you...