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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 Galaxy S arrives at the FCC

06/15/2010, The Samsung Galaxy S, also known as the T959, has just passed through the FCC’s hurdles with flying colors, which means it is set to hit the market from T-Mobile in the immediate future. As expected, the Galaxy S T959 will feature 1700MHz AWS...

Asus Eee PC 1016P Visits The FCC

06/12/2010, Despite the many netbooks already in the market, nothing’s stopping Asus from churning out more of these popular little devices, and next up the Asus Eee PC 1016P has paid a visit to the FCC, taking one step closer to being available on retail...

iPhone 4 Visits The FCC And Supports NTT DoCoMo’s Network Too

06/07/2010, The iPhone 4 has taken some baby steps to move closer to its June 24th launch date, as it has taken the time from its busy WWDC schedule to visit the FCC. The good news is that not only does it sport the 850MHz/1900MHz North American and 900MHz/2100MHz...

Asus Eee PC 1018P Visits The FCC

05/29/2010, You might remember the Asus Eee PC 1018P that we brought to your attention a while back, and now the netbook has moved one step closer to being available in the US, thanks to it paying a visit to the FCC. Pricing and release information wasn’t...

WiFi-only Nook eBook Reader Visits The FCC?

05/29/2010, Well, what do we have here? In a recent FCC filing, it seems that Barnes & Noble might be considering coming up with a version of its Nook eBook reader without GSM connectivity. While the FCC ID for the original Nook was BNRZ100, this one is listed as...

30 million Americans experience bill shock

05/26/2010, Ever had your heart thump faster and faster not because your lottery ticket is very close to being the winning one during the announcement on TV, but simply because you dread the figure which will appear in your monthly cellphone bill? Fret not,...

FCC approves versions of BlackBerry 9100 and 9105

05/26/2010, The straight-faced folks over at the FCC have just given their nod of approval for a couple of new BlackBerry devices – we’re talking about the 9100 as well as the 9105 that comes with a numeric keypad, where both of them will feature AWS...

FCC takes a look at Acer Liquid Stream

05/25/2010, Acer’s Liquid Stream Android-powered smartphone has landed at the FCC, which means the smartphone should be ready to rock the consumer market in due time assuming a carrier decides to introduce it. While it has been reported that the Liquid Stream...

FCC takes a gander at Dell Latitude 2110

05/24/2010, The latest Dell machine to go through the paces of the FCC would be the Dell Latitude 2110, where this business-and-education oriented netbook comes in a bulky and semi-rugged design. It will carry an Intel wireless card with support for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi...

FCC takes a look at Lenovo ThinkPad Mini 10

05/21/2010, Late last month, Lenovo submitted information on its ThinkPad Mini 10 to the folks at the FCC, and here’s what they have decided to reveal to the public for consumption – we know that the ThinkPad Mini 10 will be equipped with a WiMAX module,...

Nintendo 3DS Visits The FCC?

05/17/2010, An FCC filing submitted by Nintendo and Mitsumi seem to show a picture of what could be the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. While the device pictured is most likely a test bed for the 3DS, not the final product, its two displays are very obvious. From the picture...

LG Aloha Visits The FCC In The Form Of The LG-C710h?

05/15/2010, An LG phone has recently paid a visit to the FCC, bearing the model number LG-C710h, one of the rumored names of the LG Aloha, and since it supports the 1900/850 WCDMA bands, it’s most likely headed for AT&T. While there still hasn’t been...

3G Sony Netbook Visits The FCC

05/13/2010, With the popularity of tablet devices, it’s good to see that netbooks are still around, as a physical keyboard is still very important to many folks. Now it seems that Sony is gearing up for some new netbooks, as the Japanese company has had two...