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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]

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...

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...