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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]

Samsung SM-T800 Hits The FCC

04/01/2014, Samsung is no doubt a company that intends to cover a wide spectrum with the kind of hardware that they have made available for the masses, and when it comes to choices for tablets, they are no different, either. In fact, we have seen the Samsung SM-T800...

T-Mobile’s Xperia T2 Ultra Spotted At The FCC

03/28/2014, Back at CES 2014 earlier this year, Sony unveiled a new handset in the form of the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. Essentially the handset featured a big display but with its hardware, it was being marketed as a mid-ranged device. Now we still have no idea when...

Samsung SM-T805 Spotted In FCC Filing

03/27/2014, Samsung has more or less worked on delivering a tablet for every tier of users, ranging from the entry level to the mid-range and all the way to the high end. In a bunch of new FCC filings, one of them showed off a tablet that had the model number...

ASUS PadFone X Spotted At The FCC

03/23/2014, Earlier this year, the ASUS PadFone X was announced where it was also revealed that the device would be making its way onto AT&T’s network. Heck, AT&T had also recently teased the device’s arrival, but unfortunately until today we still have...

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Passes Through The FCC

03/20/2014, Working at the FCC must prove to be plenty of fun. After all, you do get to check out all of the latest devices before they are even released to the masses. Well, going through what the FCC has to offer recently, it seems that the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is...

Low-end Samsung SM-G310 Stops By The FCC

03/18/2014, One of the advantages to Android 4.4 KitKat is that it was designed for low-end devices in mind, especially with devices running with 512MB of RAM. Technically this means that Android 4.4 KitKat should play nicely with pretty much most Android devices out...

AT&T Gains FCC Approval Of Leap Wireless Purchase

03/13/2014, AT&T certainly made ripples in the industry last summer when they announced that they were going to acquire Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion. Just in case you were wondering, Leap Wireless happens to also own Cricket Wireless, who is a prepaid...

All New HTC One Approved By The FCC

03/04/2014, The All New HTC One, also known by its codename as the HTC M8 by some, has certainly gone through its fair share of leaks and rumors in recent times, so much so that an unofficial albeit extensive review on YouTube has been shown, while HTC’s very own...

Boeing’s Android-Powered Smartphone Arrives At The FCC

02/26/2014, They say that good things come to those who wait. I would suppose that should you happen to be an industry watcher where smartphones are concerned, you might have come across news that Boeing, the aviation giant, intends to make the jump into the world of...

FCC Speed Test App For iOS

02/25/2014, Ah, privacy issues. These have always been at the heart of many a citizen for quite a long time already, where we would love to have a certain degree of autonomy and privacy in our respective lives without having Big Brother poke its nose in. Well, this...

HTC M8 Spotted At The FCC

02/20/2014, By now we’re sure everyone has heard of the HTC M8, the successor to the HTC One from 2013. Based on all the leaks we’ve seen, chances are that could truly be the device that HTC will unveil come 25th March. However in the meantime, for those who...

Surface 2 With LTE Spotted At The FCC

02/19/2014, Back in October 2013, Microsoft launched their brand new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. Both tablets offered up WiFi connectivity but at the same time, we’re sure that many wouldn’t mind if the tablets came with an LTE option. After all not...

LG Earbuds Which Tracks The Heart Rate Hits The FCC

02/11/2014, At CES last month, the folks over at LG did mention about the Lifeband fitness wearable in addition to a pair of heart-rate sensing earphones, but somehow there was no specific mention as to when these would actually appear over in stores. Hence, it is...

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 For AT&T Spotted At The FCC

02/05/2014, So we know that the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 will be headed to Verizon with 4G LTE support, but what about other carriers? Or will it be a Verizon exclusive? Well the good news is that if you weren’t planning on signing up with Verizon, you might be...