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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 Moves To Tackle Phone Bill Shock

05/11/2010, We’ve all heard the horror stories of users getting some rather unpleasant surprises with their mobile phone bills, and now it seems that the FCC is moving to try and sort this issue out. The European Union model already requires carriers to send...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Visits The FCC

05/11/2010, Looks like you’re one step closer to getting hold of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini as the phone has taken the time to pay a visit to the FCC. Considering that the X10 Mini and the X10 Mini Pro were announced at the same time, we’re hoping...

FCC approves of BlackBerry Pearl 3G

05/10/2010, A single FCC filing has showed that RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl 3G has been approved, where it will come in a couple of variants – one with 14 keys while the other has an additional 6 keys. Both of them will operate on WCDMA Bands II and V, which...

FCC approves HTC EVO 4G

05/07/2010, The folks over at the FCC have finally taken a look at the HTC EVO 4G, and they have given it their collective nod of approval. Also known as the HTC model PC36100 when undergoing scrutiny, the EVO 4G will run WiMAX on both Sprint’s and...

FCC Hints That The HTC Legend Is Headed For AT&T

05/04/2010, Looks like AT&T subscribers will be able to pick up the HTC Legend sometime in the near future as the FCC has approved of a device that has a high chance of being the HTC Legend. The original HTC Legend sports the ID of PB76100, while this device uses...

Pro Tech Smart One ankle unit heads for the FCC

04/30/2010, The folks over at the FCC have already taken a look at the Smart One ankle unit from Pro Tech, which means it could be slapped around the ankles of felonies Stateside pretty soon if approved. After all, this live tracking device relies on a sensitive, low...

Commtiva sends Android smartphone to the FCC

04/28/2010, Folks at the FCC have taken a look at the Taiwanese-made Android smartphone from Commtiva, where it is also known as the F800 Blaze. The device seems to come with branding from Cincinnati Bell, which is a regional carrier in the US that operates in Ohio,...

Asus Eee PC 1015P Netbook Visits The FCC

04/28/2010, Folks who are looking forward to getting hold of the Asus Eee PC 1015P netbook should be fairly happy to hear that the netbook has taken the time to pay a visit to the FCC, taking it one step closer to being sold at a store near you. There isn’t any...

FCC reveals new HTC slider handset

04/27/2010, Perusing through the annals of the FCC revealed a new slider smartphone from HTC, where it could very well be Android-powered according to the number of available buttons. For those who are fans of a full QWERTY keyboard that runs on Android, you will...

FCC approves Nokia N8

04/26/2010, While initial impressions of the Nokia N8 doesn’t seem to be too impressive, that has not stopped Nokia from gaining FCC approval. The AWS 3G version of the Nokia N8 is also known by its internal code, RM-596, and will be made available via T-Mobile...

FCC looks at pink HP Mini 210

04/23/2010, The FCC will be checking out a pink colored version of the HP Mini 210 that features a plaid pattern that adorns its lid, albeit sans any brand label. The keyboard also seemed to have experienced a slight change, where the chiclet keys have been retained,...

HTC HD mini heads for the FCC

04/20/2010, Whenever a device makes an appearance on the FCC, it is with anticipation that said device will soon hit the market as well, although that is not the case always. The HTC HD mini does seem set for a North America release with its 3G network support, where...

Neutrano Nutec WristFone passes FCC scrutiny

04/20/2010, The Neutrano Nutec WristFone looks set to be an interesting device as it takes the next step to being released in the market after passing through the FCC’s gruelling tests. All that’s left to consider would be a release data, distribution and...

Asus Eee PC 900AX filed for FCC

04/16/2010, The folks at the FCC have taken a look at a new filing for an upcoming Eee PC 900AX netbook, which comes across as no surprise considering the number of Eee PCs which has been released so far until we’ve lost count. We will just have to wait for...