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FCC Threatens IoT Industry With Mandatory Cybersecurity Testing

The FCC has warned private industry to clean up their act, or it will do it for them.

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The FCC has warned private industry to clean up their act, or it will do it for them. Jason Knott · January 30, 2017

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) has extended the cell phone signal booster sale deadline until April 30, 2014, a 60-day extension, due to unexpected complexities in the rules, coupled with delays, in part, due to the government shutdown, in the finalization of comprehensive test procedures. SSI Staff · February 12, 2014

The federal government has agreed to establish a public safety broadband network for emergency first responders and provide funding for next-generation 911 technologies. By Rodney Bosch · March 01, 2012

At the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International conference in Philadelphia, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced what he said were three top priorities toward implementing next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1). August 14, 2011

Legislation currently being deliberated in Congress if adopted could result in the subsequent auctioning of portions of radio spectrum used by the electronic security industry to transmit alarm signals ... By Rodney Bosch · April 12, 2011

The Federal Communications Commission announced that the nation's wireless public safety network will rely on LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology to provide interoperable communication for first responders ... January 26, 2011

The FCC is proposing to adopt a set of renewal requirements that will apply to almost all of the radio licenses held by alarm companies, according to the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) ... August 16, 2010

TORRANCE, Calif. — Only time will tell, but the alarm industry has so far avoided the large-scale calamity some feared with the expiration of the advanced mobile phone service (AMPS) “Sunset” on Feb. 18 ... March 31, 2008


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