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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]

LG Earbuds Which Tracks The Heart Rate Hits The FCC

02/11/2014, At CES last month, the folks over at LG did mention about the Lifeband fitness wearable in addition to a pair of heart-rate sensing earphones, but somehow there was no specific mention as to when these would actually appear over in stores. Hence, it is...

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 For AT&T Spotted At The FCC

02/05/2014, So we know that the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 will be headed to Verizon with 4G LTE support, but what about other carriers? Or will it be a Verizon exclusive? Well the good news is that if you weren’t planning on signing up with Verizon, you might be...

LG G Pad 8.3 With LTE Might Knock On Verizon’s Door

01/24/2014, LTE speeds have been picking up in, er, speed, and it would certainly make the standard issue Wi-Fi connection at coffee shops snail-like in comparison whenever one is connected via your mobile device. Well, many tablet manufacturers seem to be happy...

FCC Approve Lenovo A7600 And A5500 Tablets

01/20/2014, Whenever a device arrives at the FCC and more importantly, picks up approval from the governing body, it is more or less a signal that points to the impending release of the device itself without any specific release date being mentioned. Lenovo...

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Spotted At The FCC

01/19/2014, We did manage to lay our hands on the Galaxy Note Pro at the recently concluded CES 2014, not to mention hear rumors of alleged hardware specifications of this device showing up on a leaked AnTuTu benchmark, but one thing is for sure – the Galaxy...

Samsung SM-N7505 Hits The FCC

01/17/2014, It remains to be seen as to whether the oft rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which is also known as the Galaxy Note 3 Lite, will be made official in the near or immediate future. Apparently, an alleged model of this particular handset has appeared over...

Federal Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

01/14/2014, intWhen AT&T announced their Sponsored Data program, many were wondering how it might affect net neutrality. In fact the FCC announced that they would be keeping a close eye on the carrier and respond if they were found to be in violation, but as it...

FCC Will Keep An Eye On AT&T’s Sponsored Data Program

01/08/2014, During CES 2014, AT&T announced a new service called Sponsored Data. Basically the idea is that instead of using your own data to view movies or download apps, AT&T will allow companies to sponsor you some data instead. For example if Netflix were...

Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite Passes Through The FCC

12/31/2013, Back in November, we reported on the rumors that Samsung could be working on a device called the Galaxy Grand Lite. The handset, if the rumors are to be believed, is said to be a slightly less powerful version of the Galaxy Grand 2 that was announced in...

Delta CEO Against In-Flight Voice Calls

12/18/2013, The FAA has finally relaxed personal electronic device usage rules during various phases of the flight. Passengers can now use a number of electronic devices such as tablets and e-readers gate to gate. With that done and dusted, passengers now look...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Goes Through The FCC

12/18/2013, It seems that there will be another tablet from South Korean manufacturer Samsung that is all set to roll out in the US – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, after we have gotten word that this puppy has already made its peace with the FCC (basically, it...

FCC And Wireless Carriers Arrive On A Cellphone Unlocking Agreement

12/12/2013, Earlier we had reported that the FCC would be reaching an agreement with wireless carriers on an unlocking policy for subscribers. Well it turns out that shortly after that report was revealed, it has since been announced that a deal had already been...