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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 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...

FCC And U.S. Carriers Nearing New Cellphone Unlocking Policy

12/12/2013, The Federal Communications Commission and U.S. wireless carriers are said to be working on the final details of a new cellphone unlocking policy. The new policy will make it easier for subscribers who want to switch from one carrier to another. According...

Sony Xperia Z1s Goes Through The FCC

12/12/2013, The Sony Xperia Z1s has been spotted in the wild before, where some folks have also called it the Xperia Z1 mini. Apparently, the Sony Xperia Z1s has made its rounds through Postel, which happens to be the wireless authority in the nation of Indonesia....

FCC Considering Approving In-Flight Voice Calls In U.S.

12/12/2013, The FAA’s advisory board approved the use of personal electronics on flights a few months ago, which as a result have allowed airlines to relax their rules to allow its passengers to use their personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing. But...

Nokia Lumia 1320 Spotted At The FCC

12/05/2013, Back in October, the Nokia Lumia 1320 was announced. The handset is another 6” smartphone by Nokia but unlike its sibling, the Lumia 1520, the Lumia 1320 will be slightly lower specced, meaning that it will be a tad more affordable for those who don’t...

Asus M80T Tablet Hits The FCC

12/02/2013, The folks over at the FCC do have an extremely interesting job – they get to play with the latest gizmos that have yet to arrive in the market. Of course, sometimes you do end up with some duds, where these could be difficult to go through, but one...

FCC Chairman Releases Statement On Inflight Cellphone Use

11/25/2013, Last week we reported that the FCC had decided that they would propose the relaxation on the restrictions of phones being used inflight to make calls. It was a proposal and wasn’t necessarily a guarantee, but it seems that many did not take too kindly...

LG G Flex For Sprint Passes Through The FCC

11/21/2013, Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Round, the LG G Flex is a tad more interesting due to its self-healing abilities, and last we heard, the handset will actually be making its way onto the major carriers as an official device, rather than a gray import. Well the...

FCC Considering Allowing Cellular Calls To Be Placed In-Flight

11/21/2013, Previously we had reported how the FAA had decided that it would be OK for passengers to use their personal electronic devices (PEDs) during all stages of the flight. However there were limitations, such as the type of device being used (laptops were a...

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Makes Its Way Through The FCC

11/20/2013, Lenovo is certainly no stranger to creating tablets as they recently released its Yoga Tablet, which was released in both an 8-inch and 10-inch version that attaches a rather large 6000mAh and 9000mAh battery on the the tablets, respectively. It looks...

Kronoz ZeWatch Arrives At The FCC

11/18/2013, Smartwatches seem to be growing to be a popular device purchase for many a gadget enthusiast, although it has yet to make that kind of mainstream impact as with a smartphone. After all, how many of you would say that your life would be totally different...

LG G Flex For AT&T And T-Mobile Pass Through The FCC

11/17/2013, It wasn’t too long ago that the LG G Flex was announced and while we were a bit worried that the device might be limited to a South Korean release, as is with the case of the Samsung Galaxy Round, it turns out that the handset could be making its way...

FCC Wants U.S. Carriers To Follow Phone Unlocking Guidelines

11/15/2013, Having a carrier unlock your phone unfortunately can still be considered a pain in the neck as you have to give a million reasons as to why you need your device unlocked, and even still, they may not want to do it anyways. But the FCC has demanded...