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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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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

The alarm industry will begin 2013 facing legislative battles in several state capitols where telecommunications companies have undertaken intensive lobbying efforts to pass laws that industry leaders contend undermine current licensing standards, mandated background checks, false alarm reduction and more. By Rodney Bosch · December 02, 2012

AT&T has begun working with public safety agencies in Tennessee to determine the best way to allow citizens to send SMS/text messages to 911 systems. October 07, 2012

The Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan (BFAAM) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) have have opposed two bills that would create specific licensing requirements for IP-enabled security systems in Michigan. Both groups maintain that the legislation will help telephone companies enter into the state’s electronic security sector, while creating a burden on existing security providers. October 03, 2012




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