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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]

Asus E600 WP7 Device Visits The FCC

12/06/2010, An unnamed Asus smartphone powered by Windows Phone 7 was sighted a while back and now the phone has surfaced again, dubbed the Asus E600. The phone has since paid a visit to the FCC and the device features a WVGA touchscreen display that should measure...

Vizio Wireless HDMI XWH1RX System Visits The FCC

12/05/2010, You might not see many products that offer Wireless HDMI, but Vizio is aiming to offer one more device for you to choose form in the form of the XWH1RX. The device has just paid a visit to the FCC, bringing it one step closer to you. The reports indicate...

Samsung GT-i8700 Pictured And Disassembled By The FCC

12/01/2010, We previously seen pictures of the Samsung Gt-i8700 before, and now more pictures (including disassembly) of this phone have surfaced, thanks to the folks over at the FCC, hopefully a sign that we’ll be seeing this phone in US stores soon. The...

BlackBerry 8980 Pictured At The FCC

11/30/2010, The folks over at the FCC have dropped some hints on the upcoming BlackBerry 8980, a device that is presumed to be a successor to the Curve 8900. The phone is pictured above and will feature a quad-band GSM antenna, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3.2-megapixel camera with...

Samsung SCH-R700 Pays A Visit To The FCC

11/30/2010, The SCH-R700 has been at the FCC for a while now but thanks to the end of a short-term confidentiality request, the FCC has published pictures of what the device will look like. Specific details weren’t mentioned, but it’ll most likely arrive...

Aliph Jawbone JBF Headset Visits The FCC

11/29/2010, Aliph, the company behind the popular Jawbone Bluetooth headsets has just allowed a new headset, dubbed the JBF, to pass through the FCC this week. The FCC filings don’t give too much information on the device, but the pictures show that it features...

LMP Bluetooth Keypad For Your Apple Keyboard Visits The FCC

11/29/2010, Apple’s thin aluminum wireless keyboard is a nice keyboard, but many folks out there really wish that it included a number pad on the side. Now if you’re looking for a numeric pad that matches your Apple keyboard, the LMP Bluetooth Keypad has...

Samsung GT-I9020T Visits The FCC, Nexus S?

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Creative ZiiO 7 Android Tablet Visits The FCC

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MD-701 Android Tablet Visits The FCC

11/24/2010, With Android tablets busy queuing up to get approval from the FCC, it’s no surprise to see another Android-powered tablet enter the fray, and we’re talking about the MD-701. The device is manufactured by Shenzhen Huaruian Technology and is...

Yonsei WebTube HD Box Visits The FCC

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Mystery HTC PB92300 Device Visits The FCC

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FCC Proposes 911 Emergency Service To Be Updated To Support Texting

11/22/2010, The FCC has proposed some major changes to the 911 emergency service as it was stressed that the technological limitations of 911 can have tragic, real-world consequences. The idea is to bring the 911 service into the modern era by allowing folks to send...

Binatone sends HomeSurf 8 Android tablet to the FCC

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