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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]

Net Neutrality Voted

02/26/2015, Today is a day of historic proportions, as a cote took place in Washington, D.C. saw the FCC go through a vote to reclassify broadband under Title II, which in turn, will provide the regulatory body the relevant degree of authority to impose rules over...

Lumia 1330 And Lumia 1335 Receives FCC Certification

02/12/2015, It looks as though the mid-range Lumia 1320 phablet is about to be on the receiving end of a phase out – and this only happens when there is a successor coming. That is just the case – or so what many would think, thanks to the mention of both...

Sony SmartEyeglass Hits the FCC

02/04/2015, The Sony SmartEyeglass software developer kit was released not too long back, and it looks as though the Japanese firm might just have the right kind of hardware to accompany the currently lonely software kit in due time. Why do we say so? Well,...

FCC Will Propose Title II Reclassification For ISPs

02/04/2015, There has been a major update today in the net neutrality debate. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has come out in support of net neutrality and has revealed that the FCC is going to propose reclassification of internet service...

AT&T Fined $640,000 By The FCC

02/02/2015, Telecommunications companies such as AT&T happen to operate wireless stations which serves its purpose for mobile communications – in addition to connect stations in fixed point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint systems. Such wireless systems...

Broadband Internet Definition Changed

01/29/2015, The Federal Communications Commission today voted to change the definition of broadband internet in the United States. This change, passed by FCC commissioners by a 3-2 vote, raises the minimum download speeds for broadband from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps and...

Alcatel OneTouch Smart Control Arrives At The FCC

01/26/2015, Alcatel has introduced their plans to introduce a small and wireless button which is known as the OneTouch RC20 Smart Control. This unique device happens to be a small and wireless button which you can make use of as a remote control, allowing it to be...

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...