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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]

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Spotted At FCC

07/10/2014, It was earlier in February this year that the Sony Xperia M2 was announced, and that particular smartphone planted itself firmly within the realms of the mid-range market, delivering 4.8” of viewing goodness alongside LTE connectivity. It does look as...

AT&T’s LG G3 Bea/G3 Mini Gains FCC Approval

07/04/2014, The LG G3 Beat, also known by certain quarters as the LG G3 Mini, seems to be headed for AT&T in due time after picking up the nod of approval from the folks over at the FCC. So far, the listings are shown in the extended part of the post, and...

T-Mobile To Double Down On Premium SMS Refund Efforts

07/03/2014, We’re sure many of you guys have heard the news earlier this week, where the FCC alleged that T-Mobile had made “millions” by charging customers bogus items to their bill. Naturally T-Mobile wasn’t too pleased by the accusation, but regardless of...

Sony FreFlow Paid FCC A Visit, Could Be Reality Soon

06/27/2014, For those of you out there who do not remember the FreFlow from Sony, here is a little bit of a history lesson. The Sony FreFlow happens to be synchronized glow pens that will most probably find its place in a concert, especially when it is dark all...

FCC Proposes $1 Billion A Year To Bring WiFi To All Schools

06/20/2014, There are some schools that are lucky and have the necessary budget to provide WiFi throughout the entire school, thus allowing students, staff, and faculty to access the internet effortlessly. Unfortunately the opposite is also true, where some schools...

Google Fiber TV Box Variant Spotted In FCC Filing

06/18/2014, It does seem as though one of the newer FCC filings out there has dropped clues concerning an upgraded variant of the Google Fiber TV box. As anyone can tell by the name alone, this particular Google Fiber TV box will be limited in its availability,...

NVIDIA P1761W “Tablet” Appears On FCC

06/17/2014, The folks over at NVIDIA do seem as though they are working on a new next-generation tablet, where such a device has already made its way to the FCC for approval. This yet to be announced device carries the model number NVIDIA P1761W, but other than that,...

FCC Investigating Netflix Issues On Comcast And Verizon

06/15/2014, Online video streaming behemoth Netflix has made no secret of its displeasure of the speed issues its customers face on two of the biggest internet service providers in the U.S., Comcast and Verizon. Netflix even signed deals with both providers, paying...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Hits The FCC

06/11/2014, It seems that AT&T will expand its stable of Samsung-branded tablets with yet another model in the near future, which will be known as the SM-T337A as seen in the FCC’s database. This would mean the recently introduced 12.2” Samsung Galaxy Note...

Possible Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Spotted At The FCC

06/10/2014, What you see above happens to be a device that carries the model number SM-G906, where it has dropped by over at the FCC. This particular model is said to come with support for LTE bands 17 and 5, where it has been long rumored to be known as the Samsung...

Possible Samsung Galaxy F Spotted At The FCC

06/09/2014, The Samsung Galaxy F is a handset that we have been hearing about for a while now, but how real is the device? Well thanks to a recent sighting on the FCC, it seems that the device does exist. Unfortunately the listing does not actually refer to the...

Archos Android-powered Laptop Spotted At The FCC

06/08/2014, Back in May, we reported that Archos had unveiled an Android-powered laptop in the form of the ArcBook. There was no word on availability at that time, but it seems that it could be because the tablet was at the FCC receiving the necessary certification...

Possible NVIDIA SHIELD 2 Spotted In FCC Filing

06/05/2014, With the NVIDIA Shield gaming console launched back in 2013, we guess it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that NVIDIA could be working on a successor that could be released later this year, right? Well if they are, they are keeping mum about...