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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]

Saycool M5A tablet spotted at FCC

08/25/2010, The good people over at the FCC have got their hands on the Saycool M5A tablet, so do look out for it in the market assuming it passed all the tests with flying colors. Bear in mind that an FCC approval does not automatically translate to a product...

LG C900 Windows Phone 7 Device Visits The FCC

08/25/2010, LG’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 C900 slider phone is inching closer to becoming a reality and the device has now taken the time from its busy schedule to pay a visit to the FCC. Based on the reports, the device will support the WCDMA bands II and V,...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Visits The FCC

08/25/2010, Can’t wait to get hold of Sony Ericsson’s bite-sized Xperia X8? Well, you’re one step closer to getting your hands on it, as the device has just paid a visit to the FCC, showing plenty of pictures of the device in various poses for your...

HTC PC10100 HSPA+ Device Visits The FCC

08/25/2010, T-Mobile subscribers should be quite happy to hear that HTC has just sent a phone labeled the PC10100 to visit the FCC. While it wasn’t immediately clear what the device is, it was confirmed that it will support HSPA+ on the 1700MHz frequency, which...

FCC takes a gander at LG GW910

08/23/2010, The latest Windows Phone 7 (WP7) handset from LG to clear the FCC’s hurdles would be the LG GW910, where it is stated to make its way towards AT&T (who is after all, dubbed the “premier” carrier for WP7 although others might beg to...

FCC confirms Kodak Pulse W1030 digital photo frame

08/20/2010, The Kodak Pulse W1030 digital photo frame looks set to make its way to the market once all the relevant details have been sorted out after passing through the FCC’s hurdles with flying colors. This will be a 10″ model to complement the current...

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...

Archos A28 Android-powered Device Visits The FCC

08/16/2010, Archos has been busy sending its products to the FCC recently, and after the Archos 32, next up is the Archos A28, which is a smaller Android-powered tablet that sports a 2.8-inch touchscreen display that supports both portrait and landscape orientations....

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...

VIZIO VHB100 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones Visit The FCC

08/13/2010, VIZIO had previously unveiled its new line of Bluetooth stereo headphones at CES earlier this year, and now the company’s VHB100 headphones have paid a visit to the FCC. The VHB100 features Bluetooth 2.0, an integrated microphone, and sound quality...