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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]

Giada Tech Slim i30 nettop makes appearance at FCC

08/20/2010, Just because a device makes its way to the FCC, that doesn’t mean it will be appearing in the US market. For those who have high hopes of seeing the Giada Tech Slim i30 nettop make its way to store shelves in this part of the world, you might want...

Nokia Smartphone With RFID Hits The FCC?

08/19/2010, FCC filings for an unnamed Nokia smartphone show an interesting feature. Seems that Nokia has submitted a device that sports RFID support, which could possibly indicate the possibility of future mobile payments via your phone. The phone supports WCDMA on...

Modu W Tiny Android Phone Visits The FCC

08/16/2010, You might have heard of the modu T before this, which is touted as the smallest touchscreen phone in the world. Now the company, modu, has sent another phone to pay a visit to the FCC, namely the modu W, which is also a rather small device, though exact...

FCC approves ZTE Fivespot global mobile hotspot for Verizon

08/16/2010, The folks over at the FCC have given their collective nods of approval for ZTE’s Fivespot global mobile hotspot that will be making its way over for Verizon. This device is meant to take over where MiFi has left off, where it will offer support for...

Samsung Cetus is Windows Phone 7 phone, approved by FCC

08/06/2010, The good people at the FCC have revealed that the Samsung Cetus, another Windows Phone 7-powered handset, has just been approved. Too bad there there aren’t any further images of the device, but we do know that it does come with 850/1900MHz 3G...

FCC approves ZTE A310 handset

07/30/2010, The A310 handset from ZTE is a tri-band CDMA device that boasts support for the 1700MHz AWS spectrum, coming alongside Bluetooth connectivity. Our good people over at the FCC have given their collective nods of approval for it to hit the US market, and we...

BlackBerry Curve 9300 Arrives At The FCC?

07/21/2010, We’ve previously seen reports that the upcoming BlackBerry Curve 9300 might have paid a visit to the FCC, but new filings at the FCC show two devices dubbed the RDA71UW and RDB71UW which appear to be two versions of the Curve 9300. The label...

Tiny Swiftpoint Wireless Mouse Visits The FCC

07/13/2010, You might remember the Swiftpoint Mouse, which is a tiny mouse that’s small enough to be held between your fingers like a pen, and rested on small surfaces such as the palm rest of your notebook. This mouse has taken the time to pay a visit to the...

Acer beTouch E130 Hits The FCC

07/12/2010, When it comes to purchasing a mobile phone, Acer may not be the first brand that comes to mind, but the company does have a few interesting mobile phones, including the recently-announced Acer beTouch E130. If you decided that this QWERTY phone was the...

FCC approves new T-Mobile Motorola phone

07/07/2010, The FCC has taken a look at a new handset from Motorola that resembles the Motorola Motoroi (otherwise known as the Milestone XT720), where it will be made available for T-Mobile’s 3G network. The model number MB710 is all we know of, where the FCC...

Logitech Google TV does resemble a nettop within

07/05/2010, We’ve taken a closer look at the Logitech Google TV, but the FCC have gone even deeper by checking out its innards. From what we gather, this set top box is not really different from that of a nettop, simply because it looks more or less like a...

AT&T’s Sony Ericsson Vivaz makes its way past the FCC

06/25/2010, Folks at the FCC have given their collective nod of approval for the Sony Ericsson Vivaz to be sold via AT&T, since an image of an AT&T-branded Vivaz has appeared within the hallowed halls of records of the FCC, not to mention references in the...