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AT&T Confirms $48.5B Purchase of DirecTV

AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV will allow the telecom to expand its broadband network to more than 70 million customer locations. It is unclear how the deal will impact the electronic security industry.


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The Federal Communications Commission has halted the review on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger for the third time since plans to merge the company were announced last February. The federal agency also paused another merger involving AT&T and DirecTV. SSI Staff · March 16, 2015

AT&T will link its home security and automation service ‘Digital Life’ with its connected car service ‘Drive.’ The integration allows consumers to control their homes from a dashboard in their vehicles. SSI Staff · March 03, 2015

Based in Madrid, Spain, Telefonica SA will become the first carrier to test AT&T’s Digital Life home-security service in Europe. SSI Staff · September 09, 2014

AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV will allow the telecom to expand its broadband network to more than 70 million customer locations. It is unclear how the deal will impact the electronic security industry. Ashley Willis · May 19, 2014

ADT and consumer advocates want Kentucky lawmakers to delay deregulation of landline phone service in the state until after the FCC has finished experimental trials on the switch to Internet protocol-based networks. SSI Staff · March 27, 2014

With AT&T declaring it would phase out its 2G networks by 2017, Sprint's Craig Creason discusses his company's strategic course to expand its own 2G service. By Rodney Bosch · July 31, 2013

During the next three years, the penetration rate for residential intrusion alarm products in the United States will increase by 5% to 8%, according to a new study by IMS Research, now part of IHS. June 10, 2013

Are you worried about AT&T entering the security market? Ken Kirschenbaum offers reasons why you shouldn't be too bothered about it. Ken Kirschenbaum · January 21, 2013

Despite a spirited lobbying effort by the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) and others, the state’s licensing standards have been upended following the signing into law of two bills that created the Security Alarm Systems Act. Rodney Bosch · January 14, 2013

After announcing last year that it would launch a new home security offering, AT&T revealed Monday that it will unveil its Digital Life services in eight markets in March. The firm also plans to roll out the service to up to 50 additional markets in 2013. January 07, 2013




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