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Security Company Asks FCC To Keep Analog Lights On

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Oct 6, 2006, 3:15 PM   by (staff)

Updated. ADT, the home security company, has asked the FCC to extend the deadline for carriers to turn off their analog networks until 2010. The FCC has, for many years, been working with carriers to keep analog service on until February 18, 2008, at which point it will then be cleared for new uses. ADT security systems use the analog cellular networks to communicate with their control centers. ADT says they have not been able to to upgrade customers' systems to a GSM or CDMA network yet because there is a lack of equipment, and that even if the systems are available soon in large quantities, they will need at least two additional years to upgrade over 1 million customers. Carriers, however, have moved the overwhelming majority of subscribers to digital networks already, and are concerned about the cost of keeping analog networks online for longer than planned.

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They need to keep it on! mw717 Oct 9, 2006, 5:06 PM
Oh great... muchdrama Oct 7, 2006, 1:23 AM
a laughable excuse pauldg Oct 6, 2006, 3:27 PM
 
 
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