Wikipedia]'/>

FCC News Stream, Page 7 ▼

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 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...

FCC Speed Test Debuts On Google Play Store

11/14/2013, The Google Play Store is host to many an interesting piece of software or app, and most of the time, you will find that one app is far more useful than the others. For those who have heard about the FCC Speed Test, we are pleased to say that this...

iTrainer Mini Hits The FCC

11/11/2013, If there is one particular mantra that we have all come to hear concerning the smartphone, it would be this, “There’s an app for that.” I suppose it rings true to a certain extent, and when it comes to the iTrainer Mini which had appeared on the FCC...

Mysterious ZTE Tablet For Sprint Spotted At The FCC

11/10/2013, Just the other day Verizon officially announced the Ellipsis 7 tablet, a tablet designed for the budget-conscious shopper in mind. Well it looks like Sprint might have a budget tablet of their own that could compete with Verizon’s own offering, although...

Two HP Slate Tablets Hit The FCC

10/24/2013, The folks over at the FCC have been on the receiving end of a couple of tablets from HP, which means we could be looking at new Slates in the coming holiday season. For starters, there is the HP Slate 10 HD tablet that will run on a Marvell PXA986...

New Barnes & Noble NOOK Arrives At The FCC

10/21/2013, While the folks over at Barnes & Noble might be working to alter their Android tablet strategy, they have not quite yet forgotten about the NOOK digital bookstore alongside the hardware that will be able to read such eBooks. In fact, it has been...

Kobo Arc 7 HD And Kobo Arc 10 HD Make FCC Appearance

10/20/2013, We did bring you word about the existence of the Kobo Arc 7 HD and Kobo Arc 10 HD at the end of August, and here we are, nearing the end of October, with word that both tablets have already made their way over to the FCC for approval. That can only mean...

Two Versions Of The Nokia Lumia 1520 Spotted At The FCC

09/30/2013, Come October, Nokia is expected to take the wraps off a brand new smartphone called the Lumia 1520. For those who haven’t been following the news, the Lumia 1520 is a phablet by Nokia that will sport a large display along with a Full HD resolution,...

GameStick Hits The FCC At Last

09/27/2013, The GameStick from PlayJam has gone through its fair share of growing pains in the past, and in the most recent news, it touts a delay of its release all the way to October 29th. Well, we are glad to say that it has finally arrived over at the FCC, which...

Asus TF502T Tablets Arrives At The FCC

09/25/2013, Asus does seem to have a spanking new tablet in the pipeline, and as to whether that is the rumored Nexus 10 or not remains to be seen. What we do know is this – Asus has just sent one of their tablets with the model number TF502T to the FCC for its...

HTC Desire 601 Hits The FCC

09/19/2013, Well, you know for sure that a particular device is about to arrive in the mainstream market when it appears on the FCC, and the same can be said for the HTC Desire 601. Much has been leaked about it, but there was still no exact release date as well as...

Roku 2700X Goes Through The FCC

09/17/2013, Will there be any more set top boxes that are going to be arriving in the market later this year? The correct answer would be a resounding yes, and that would also mean that the Roku 3 is not going to be one lonely camper after all. There is an...

Nokia RM-927 Makes Its Way To The FCC

09/15/2013, There are a couple of Nokia devices in the works that have yet to be announced. One of them is allegedly that of the RM-927 whose final make and model remains unknown, but interestingly enough the device has decided to stop by the FCC where its dimensions...