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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]

FCC approves of HTC Nexus One

12/14/2009, Interestingly enough, a new handset known as NEXUSONE has just gone through the folks at the FCC, where it bears the model number PB99100 and is built by HTC. The same FCC filing also points toward a microSD memory card slot, the inclusion of 802.11b/g...

Toshiba NB300 spotted on FCC

12/13/2009, The folks at the FCC are currently playing with the Toshiba NB300, where this next generation Toshiba netbook will not only boast integrated 3G wireless connectivity but GPS navigation capabilities as well. Guess this is best used with a co-pilot in the...

FCC approves TerreStar Hybrid Cell-Sat phone

12/02/2009, The TerreStar Hybrid Cell-Sat phone has just passed the FCC’s scrutiny with flying colors, offering the potential of us seeing yet another Windows Mobile-powered handset hit the market. This smartphone will also bring quad-band GSM/EDGE and...

FCC looks at Lenovo IdeaPad Pineview netbook

11/16/2009, The FCC has already gotten their grubby fingers all over the Lenovo IdeaPad Pineview netbook – just take a look at all the fingerprints located at the bottom segment of the netbook! It will rely on an Intel Pineview 1.66GHz processor which will most...

FCC reveals Eee Keyboard specifications

10/12/2009, The FCC is currently looking into the Asus Eee Keyboard, and we have managed to garner the following information concerning the upcoming keyboard-like PC which will come with a 5″ touchscreen display at 800 x 480 resolution, alongside an Intel Atom...

FCC Questions Google Voice Call Blocker

10/10/2009, It looks like the FCC is looking deeper into the details of Google’s Google Voice offering, specifically it wants information on how Google Voice calls are routed, how the restrictions are implemented, and how it identifies the telephone numbers...

FCC approves HP ENVY notebooks

09/30/2009, The FCC has just given their nod of approval to the new HP ENVY line of notebooks, where it does bear a striking resemblance to Apple’s top-of-the-line MacBook Pro notebook. The 13″ model will come with the latest Intel Core i7 processor,...

FCC approves Nokia 5230

09/10/2009, The folks at the FCC have just approved the Nokia 5230 to see action Stateside assuming there are carriers that want to offer the handset, where it will offer support for 900/2100 frequencies on the WCDMA band, which rules out any form of 3G support....

FCC looks at Archos A5S

08/26/2009, The folks at the FCC are currently looking into the Archos A5S (model 7501) Internet Media Tablet alongside rumors of the A5H (model 7502) to be released sometime in the near future. The former shares many resemblances with the 4.8″ Archos 5,...

FCC examines Sony Ericsson Satio

08/14/2009, Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Satio handset is now undergoing tests by the FCC, and should it pass with flying colors, expect this smartphone to be released to the public very, very soon. This phone will be running on the S60 5th Edition operating...

Nokia 5800i approved by FCC

07/31/2009, While the Nokia 5800i has received official nods of approval from the FCC, you might want to put the champagne in the cooler just yet since this handset will be making its way to China Unicom first, thanks to its support of WCDMA 900/2100MHz and quad-band...

Motorola Morrison passes FCC tests

07/30/2009, The FCC has given their nod of approval to the Motorola Morrison, the latest handset to come from the beleaguered cellphone company. The Morrison looks set to make a debut on T-Mobile 3G bands (1700/2100), and is the first Android-powered handset from...

FCC Approves LG BL40

07/17/2009, The FCC has just given their collective nod of approval to the LG BL40 Chocolate, although we are still kept in the dark concerning its official name, where some circles have already gone ahead of LG and dubbed it the Chocolate 4. It comes with a Cinema...

FCC Approves LG GW600

07/16/2009, The good people at the FCC has just approved the latest Windows Mobile 6.1-powered smartphone from LG – the LG GW600. This new phone will come with Video Share which falls under the umbrella of AT&T services, making us wonder just when will...