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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]

Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 Hits The FCC

01/22/2015, Wacom’s bread and butter would be their artist tablets, and we have seen them deliver improvement and advancements in such technology for desktop artists over the years. In fact, it was just at the recently concluded CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, that...

AT&T’s BlackBerry Passport Stops By The FCC

01/22/2015, There have been several instances in which AT&T has confirmed that the BlackBerry Passport would be making its way onto its network. We heard that last year and earlier this month at CES 2015, AT&T had once again confirmed that they would be...

Sharp Mini Phablet Hits The FCC

01/18/2015, The FCC does have its fair share of interesting devices that pass through its revolving doors from time to time, and while we have seen what some claimed to be the upcoming Xperia Z4 from Sony, here is a rather rare appearance from Sharp – with a...

Yotaphone 2 Hits The FCC

01/11/2015, We have read about how the Yotaphone 2 is set to launch via a major US mobile carrier some time later this year, but as to which particular carrier that will be, it remains to be seen. Regardless, before anything can be introduced by mobile carriers, it...

FCC: Broadband Needs To Have 25Mbps Minimum Speed

01/08/2015, According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, he proposed that the definition of broadband would need to be revised – after all, we are in 2015 already, and Wheeler suggests that the minimum broadband speed should be 25Mbps downstream from the current...

FCC Net Neutrality Vote Set For February 26th

01/08/2015, We reported recently that the FCC is likely to vote on an official proposal for net neutrality next month, and today an announcement has come in from the FCC chairman himself, revealing when the vote is going to take place. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has...

FCC May Vote On Net Neutrality Next Month

01/04/2015, As the wait continues for the Federal Communications Commission to come up with new guidelines there has already been a lot of debate on the issue of net neutrality. ISPs have their own point of view, which some online services support, and others...

Dell Venue 10 Arrives At The FCC

12/25/2014, We have heard about the Dell Venue 10 earlier this year, and this time around, the device looks set to be on its way to the commercial market – especially after it has gone through the paces over at the FCC. The Dell Venue 10 is widely tipped to be...

Lumia 1320 Variants Spotted At The FCC With Upgraded Cameras

12/21/2014, Back in 2013 Nokia released the Lumia 1320 which was basically a slightly less powerful and cheaper alternative to the Lumia 1520. It was aimed at those who wanted a large screen without the hefty price tag. Well it looks like the Lumia 1320 isn’t going...

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...