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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]

Mysterious 7-Inch Tablet Arrives At The FCC

09/08/2014, It looks as though there is a new and unannounced 7” that has started to make the rounds on news pages, considering how it has just picked up FCC approval along the way. Sporting the model number NX74751, so far there has been speculation that this...

Verizon & FCC Agree Upon $7.4m Fine For Customer Privacy Violation

09/03/2014, It seems that back in 2006, Verizon might have used information they had on their customers to create targeted marketing campaigns without informing them of their right to opt out from these campaigns. However it seems that it was only in 2013 that the...

NVIDIA Shield Gaming Tablet With 4G LTE Arrives On The FCC

08/29/2014, Folks over at the FCC have one pretty interesting aspect about their job – they are able to play with all of the latest devices before it even hits the market, just to make sure that nothing is amiss for the masses. However, when you are faced with...

T-Mobile’s $819,000 Fine By The FCC Has Been Finalized

08/27/2014, Most of us probably take our hearing for granted. We buy new smartphones, headphones, and subscribe to music streaming services without giving it much thought, but when you are hearing impaired, suddenly you have fewer options that you would like. Now a...

ECS TC69CA1 Tablet Spotted At The FCC

08/22/2014, Have you heard of ECS before? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might be pleased to hear that the ECS TC69CA1 has already been spotted over at the FCC, which means the tablet’s nod of approval would most probably translate to a...

Microsoft Works On A Miracast Dongle, Passes The FCC

08/21/2014, To say that Microsoft has been supporting Miracast for some time now is an understatement, as Miracast technology enables one to share content without the need for any wires between a pair of devices. In order to assist Microsoft’s quest for a...

HTC Smartphone With Sprint Frequencies Spotted On The FCC

08/21/2014, The FCC is one particular “loophole” that upcoming consumer electronics devices ought to go through before they are approved for commercial release. However, do take note that not all devices that gain FCC approval will eventually end up on the open...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Spotted At The FCC

08/12/2014, Whenever a particular device makes an appearance over at the FCC, it goes without saying that said device is being primed for a general release in the market, although this does not seem to be the case 100% of the time, but the success rate is pretty...

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Visits The FCC

08/12/2014, It was slightly more than a couple of weeks ago that we brought you word on how the Sony Xperia Z3 has arrived at the FCC, and while that is not a promise that the smartphone will eventually hit the market, it is one step closer to reality. What about the...

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Spotted At The FCC

08/07/2014, The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a smartphone that is “there but not quite there” just yet, is back in front of the headlines once again by appearing on the FCC, or so we think in the form of the SM-G850F, picking up approval along the way. The FCC documents...

ASUS K007 Tablet With Intel’s Moorefield Spotted At The FCC

08/05/2014, It is safe to say that despite Intel’s best efforts at trying to break into the mobile industry, they’re not making as much headway compared to companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, MediaTek, and etc., all of whom rely on ARM’s architecture...

Verizon Responds To The FCC Chairman’s Concerns

08/04/2014, It wasn’t too long ago that Verizon announced that they would begin to throttle the internet speeds of their heaviest data users during peak periods. According to Verizon, they claim that this is for network optimization. While we can only assume that...