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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]

Creative Sound Blaster SB1250 arrives at the FCC

04/16/2010, The Creative Sound Blaster SB1250 has gone through the scrutiny of the folks at the FCC, where it has been codenamed “Lories” and will come with a touchscreen of unknown size, some media playback keys, a headphone jack and 2.4GHz wireless...

ThereGate passes FCC testing

04/15/2010, ThereGate has just received approval from the FCC, and for those of us who are scratching our heads wondering just what the heck is ThereGate, it is actually a box that crams in 6GB of internal storage, an SDHC memory card slot, a 4-port gigabit router,...

Samsung SGH-A847 Visits The FCC

04/14/2010, Samsung’s SGH-A847 has paid the FCC a visit, and it looks like this phone could be picked up by AT&T. Technical details aren’t available just yet, but if the previous Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 is anything to go by, this might be a phone that...

FCC approves of Samsung Galaxy S

04/12/2010, The folks over at the FCC have already given their collective nod of approval for the Samsung Galaxy S to arrive Stateside, where it will feature AT&T-friendly 3G bands which means that AT&T’s range of Android devices will be greatly boosted...

PlayStation Move Sub-controller Visits The FCC

04/12/2010, Sony’s PlayStation Move controller has already paid a visit to the FCC, and now the sub-controller, which will allow you to navigate around the game, similar to Nintendo’s Wii Nunchuck, has also taken the time from its busy schedule to visit...

FCC passes LG X140 with 3G support now

04/04/2010, We know that the FCC approved of the LG X140 netbook recently, but this time round the netbook has made yet another visit to the FCC, albeit featuring support for GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA bands II and V – basically pointing out the fact that the...

Apple iPad internal photos arrive at FCC

04/02/2010, The folks at the FCC have received dissected images of the Apple iPad that will be released Stateside tomorrow morning, so you won’t need to wait for an enthusiast to actually purchase one and gut it unlike other devices. While not much can be...

FCC takes a gander at Malata PC-91013 netbook

04/02/2010, Malata isn’t exactly a household name when it comes to netbooks, but that doesn’t mean it does not warrant an appearance Stateside. The folks over at the FCC are currently taking a look at the Malata PC-91013 netbook, which means upon...

FCC approves Nokia C3

03/31/2010, The Nokia C5 and FCC-approved C6 have already been spotted, making the last (for the moment anyways) of the C Series handsets, the C3, waiting and ready to be seen. We do know that the C3 comes with the model number RM-614, where it has just been given...

Sony PlayStation Move controller visits the FCC

03/31/2010, The FCC will have some time sweating it out with Sony’s PlayStation Move controller, as it is also known as the CECH-ZCM1U in that part of the tech world. So far it has passed all tests thrown at it, and very little else is revealed apart from...

Sony PCG-11111L Visits The FCC

03/31/2010, Exact details of this aren’t clear yet, but a previously unheard of Sony Vaio PCG-11111L has paid a visit the FCC, and seems to offer CDMA850 and CDMA1900, thanks to Qualcomm’s Gobi silicon. Based on the form factor, it’s probably worth...

AT&T Palm Pixi Plus Visits The FCC

03/27/2010, AT&T subscribers are one step closer to getting the Palm Pixi Plus on their network, as the device has just been approved by the FCC. The device, labeled P121UNA, that has surfaced on the FCC website, should indicate that it’s headed towards...

Mad Catz Eclipse Litetouch Wireless Keyboard Clears The FCC Hurdle

03/25/2010, You might remember the Mad Catz Wireless Litetouch Keyboard that we brought to your attention during CES 2010. Well, the keyboard is one step closing to making it to your home, as the keyboard is cleared the FCC hurdle. The Wireless Litetouch Keyboard...

Nokia CS-12 Internet Stick Headed For AT&T

03/17/2010, While there isn’t any official word from Nokia or AT&T just yet, a recent FCC filing seems to indicate that Nokia’s CS-12 Internet Stick might be headed for AT&T, as it features all the appropriate GSM and WCDMA bands needed for...