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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 Sony Ericsson W995a

05/05/2009, The FCC has just approved the Sony Ericsson W995 which will be known as the W995a in this part of the world. The approval would mean the W995a could very well make its way across the US and Canada in due time, and will be the second Sony Ericsson handset...

FCC Approves Rhodium

05/03/2009, The FCC has just given their collective nod of approval to the Rhodium, a variant of the HTC Touch Pro2, where the handset will be available from T-Mobile. The FCC documents point toward a device that supports T-Mobile’s 1700MHz 3G band, alongside...