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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 Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Seen In The FCC

06/08/2015, It was in April this year that we did make mention on how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 could very well be the South Korean conglomerate’s thinnest tablet to date. Having said that, here is news on an upcoming model from the same mould – that is, the...

1TB Sony PlayStation 4 Appears To Be In The Works

06/02/2015, In case the 500GB of storage on your Sony PlayStation 4 wasn’t enough for you, you will be pleased to learn that Sony appears to have a 1TB model in the works. This was recently discovered thanks to FCC filings which reveals that Sony has two new...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Spotted At The FCC

05/13/2015, Just yesterday we reported that according to a leaked image, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was finally revealed and based on its design which shows off its ruggedness, it certainly looks pretty believable. Now for those looking to get their hands on the...

Comcast Reportedly Gives Up On Time Warner Acquisition

04/23/2015, It has been over a year since Comcast announced its intention to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. The announcement gave rise to serious concerns about competition in the cable business and many believed that federal regulators wouldn’t...

Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 Hits The FCC

04/01/2015, It is more or less a given that the Sony Xperia Z4 is a smartphone that will hit the market in due time, and as a rite of passage, it will first need to make its way to the FCC for approval. Having said that, an alleged Sony Xperia Z4 has apparently...

Communications Companies Sue The FCC Over Net Neutrality Rules

03/23/2015, In theory net neutrality is a good thing. It basically means that carriers and ISPs are not allowed to give preferential treatment to companies who are willing to pay more for higher bandwidth or faster connections, for example if a company wanted to...

BlackBerry Leap Stops By The FCC

03/22/2015, Wondering what handset will BlackBerry release next? You might recall that during MWC 2015 earlier this month, the company officially announced the BlackBerry Leap, the next handset that the Canadian company would be releasing. The handset has been pegged...

Alleged NVIDIA SHIELD Shows Up At The FCC

03/16/2015, It looks like NVIDIA’s upcoming Shield game console that is tipped to roll out later this May is about to make more headway in the news – especially when you take into consideration how the hardware has already gone through the motions over at the...

FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Are Now Public

03/12/2015, A fortnight ago the Federal Communications Commission voted on its new net neutrality rules which regulate broadband internet as a public utility. Today a 313-page document has been made public which brings to light all of FCC’s new net neutrality...

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...